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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Opera Zuid / Ola Mafaalani

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Opera Zuid / Ola Mafaalani
1+ rank € 40.5 / 1st rank € 37.5 / 2nd rank € 35 / 3rd rank € 30 / 4th rank € 21.5 / 5th rank 10

Between dusk and dawn, Elf King Oberon's kingdom turns into a playground for love. With a drop of magic potion, he influences the love life of his citizens and wife Tytania. Infatuation, infidelity, ecstasy, sadness and reconciliation fill the night.

Start time 7:30 pm
Run time 170 minutes, incl. intermission
Location Grote Zaal
Language English
Surtitles Dutch and English

Benjamin Britten wrote the magical opera A Midsummer Night's Dream, after Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Britten's low-key style ultimately allows for an unheard of outburst of indulgence in the woods. Director Ola Mafaalani discovers the sensuality in this score and pulls out all the stops.

Mafaalani's theatre is a feast for the senses and she has been called the empress of theatrical fantasy. ‘The children's choir doesn't just come up and sing, but bake and cook while singing. When you see those children at work, you experience that full unconditional love for everything around you again. It is my need to let A Midsummer Night's Dream be your own love affair,’ says Mafaalani.

-|-This opera is a testimony about how cruel we can be in the name of love.

Together with a top cast of mainly Dutch and British soloists, special guest chef Andre Amaro and aerial artist Dreya Weber (known for working with P!nk), Mafaalani and acclaimed conductor Karel Deseure will enter a sultry midsummer night, with the aim of enchanting the audience.

Credits

cast
Oberon Jan Wouters
Titania Kristina Bitenc
Puck
Dreya Weber
Theseus
Quirijn de Lang
Hippolyta
Eva Kroon
Lysander
Ted Black
Demetrius
Ed Ballard
Hermia
Leonie van Rheden
Helena
Liesbeth Devos
Bottom
Marc Pantus
Flute
Christopher Gillett
Quince
Bart Driessen
Snug
Andrew Greenan
Snout
Mitch Raemaekers
Starveling
Galen Dole
Cobweb
Mona Beyersdorf
Peaseblossom
Margarita Dučaka
Mustardseed
Maria Kazaka
Moth
Jeske de Haart
Fairies
Limburgse Koorschool Kokoz

-|- creatives
Musical direction
Karel Deseure
Director
Ola Mafaalani
Assistant director
Lauren Poulton
Dramaturgy
Willem Bruls
Set design
André Joosten
Assistant set design
Lobke Houkes
Lighting design
Floriaan Ganzevoort
Costume design
Regine Standfuss
Chef
André Amaro
Orchestra
philharmonie zuidnederland

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