A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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A MIDSUMMER
NIGHT’S DREAM

  • 26-27 Aug 22 Sydney Opera House
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A MIDSUMMER
NIGHT’S DREAM
TOURING

SIMONE YOUNG conductor
EAMON FLACK director and adaptor

  • Venue Sydney Opera House
  • Dates 26-27 Aug 22
  • In association with
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TONIGHT WE DREAM

We join forces with Sydney Symphony Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s magical music and scenes from Shakespeare’s enchanting play

“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream…”

Eamon Flack, director and adaptor, and Simone Young, conductor, join forces to perform Mendelssohn’s magical music and scenes from Shakespeare’s enchanting play. We enter the Shakespearean dreamscape that inspired this joyful score by Mendelssohn.

Composed in 1834 as incidental music to be heard between scenes of the play, it’s now usually performed in the concert hall alongside Shakespeare’s words – a truly charming collaborative celebration of music and theatre. Sit back as we travel to mythical Athens, to a world of fairies, enchanted forests and the famous wedding march that still announces newlyweds as they walk down the aisle today.

PROGRAM

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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We join forces with Sydney Symphony Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s magical music and scenes from Shakespeare’s enchanting play at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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TEAM

  • Eamon Flack
    Director & Adaptor
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    Eamon Flack is the Artistic Director of Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney. He is a director, writer, dramaturg and script developer for stage and screen.  Eamon was born in Singapore and grew up in Singapore, Darwin, Cootamundra and Brisbane. He has a BA (English and History) from the University of Queensland, and trained as an actor […]

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  • Simone Young
    Conductor
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    Australian-born Simone Young AM is internationally recognised as one of the leading conductors of her generation. Her appointment as Chief Conductor Designate with the Sydney Symphony was announced in 2020 and she will take up the post of the orchestra’s Chief Conductor in 2022. From 2005-2015 she was General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburg State […]

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  • Hannah Goodwin
    Associate Director
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    Hannah Goodwin (she/her) is a director who lives and works on Gadigal land. She is currently Resident Director at Belvoir Street Theatre. Her work includes Wayside Bride by Alana Valentine (Belvoir), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill (Belvoir), The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (National Theatre of Parramatta, Bondi Feast), A Girl in […]

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  • Cast

  • Virginia Gay
    Puck & Others
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    Virginia Gay graduated WAAPA, then spent four years pretending to be a nurse on All Saints, six months pretending to be Julia Gillard in the STC’s Wharf Revue, and then five years on Winners & Losers, where she pretended to know a lot about high finance. That last one, particularly, was a stretch.  She won […]

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  • Sarah Meacham
    Helena & Others
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    Sarah is a graduate of the University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Performance – Acting. Since graduating, her theatre credits include: The Cherry Orchard (Belvoir dir. Eamon Flack), First Love is the Revolution (Griffin Theatre Co.), Extinction of the Learned Response (Belvoir 25A, Glitterbomb dir. Carissa Licciardello), The Wolves (Belvoir and Redline Productions dir. Jessica Arthur) You Got […]

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  • Rose Riley
    Hermia & Others
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    Rose Riley is a graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Her theatre credits include The Glass Menagerie for Belvoir (winner of the Green Room Award for Best Actress); Harp in the South and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Sydney Theatre Company; Richard 3 and Hamlet for Bell Shakespeare; Love for Darlinghurst Theatre […]

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  • Jack Scott
    Demetrius & Others
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    Jack Scott will next be seen in the highly anticipated Network Seven series RFDS.  He most recently appeared in the International Emmy Kids Award winning ABC series Hardball, ABC/HBO Max series Frayed and the feature film Hearts And Bones.  Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2017, his other screen credits […]

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  • Tim Walter
    THESEUS, OBERON, PETER QUINCE & OTHERS
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    Tim Walter is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has performed with many major theatre companies in Australia. He has previously appeared with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young, in collaboration with John Bell and Bell Shakespeare, presenting Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet accompanied by excerpts from Shakespeare’s play. […]

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  • Brigid Zengeni
    Titania/Hippolyta & Others
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    Brigid was last seen in Midsummer Night’s Dream at Belvoir and is delighted to be back. Her other selected theatre credits include The Seagull, Do Not Go Gentle, Death of a Salesman and Blithe Spirit at STC, The Welkin, I’m Not Running, Twelfth Night, A Winter’s Tale at the National Theatre, Two Gentlemen of Verona […]

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  • George Zhao
    Lysander & Others
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    George Zhao is an award-winning actor working across film, TV and theatre. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in 2013 he has performed in leading roles in Monkey Tales (Monkey Baa Theatre Company) and in the sold out season of The Screwtape Letters (Twisted Tree Theatre Company), which toured nationally in 2016 and 2017. In 2018 […]

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  • Creatives

  • Lisa Mimmocchi
    Costume Designer
  • Elle Evangelista
    Choreographer
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    Elle Evangelista loves dancing. Her BELVOIR choreography credits include The Cherry Orchard, The Boomkak Panto, The Rep Season and A Midnight Summer’s Dream with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Her other theatre choreography credits include Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare), A Very Expensive Poison (NIDA) and How To Catch A Star (Australian Chamber Orchestra). As a dancer […]

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  • Samantha Clarke
    Soprano
  • Anna Dowsley
    Mezzo-soprano
  • Cantillation
    Chorus