A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

A MIDSUMMER
NIGHT’S DREAM

  • 26-27 Aug 22 Sydney Opera House

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

Performance Times

Upcoming Performances

Weekly Times

  • friday 11:00am, 7:00pm
  • saturday 2:00pm, 7:00pm

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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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    Belvoir’s Artistic Director. Eamon Flack finished his BA at the University of Queensland in 2000 and trained as an actor at WAAPA from 2001 to 2003. He has since worked as a director, writer, actor and dramaturg around Australia and internationally, from Milikapiti on the Tiwi Islands to London. For Belvoir, Eamon’s directing credits include […]

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  • Simone Young
    Conductor
  • Hannah Goodwin
    Associate Director
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    Hannah Goodwin is a director and dramaturg who lives and works on Gadigal land. Hannah’s work includes The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams (Bondi Feast, Adelaide Fringe and National Theatre of Parramatta), A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) by Lulu Raczka (Kings Cross Theatre), and The Carousel by Pippa Ellams (Shopfront […]

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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
  • Rose Riley
    Hermia & Others
  • Jack Scott
    Demetrius & Others
  • Brigid Zengeni
    Tatania/Hippolyta & Others
  • Tim Walter
    THESEUS, OBERON, PETER QUINCE & OTHERS
  • George Zhao
    Lysander & Others
  • Samantha Clarke
    Soprano
  • Anna Dowsley
    Mezzo-soprano
  • Cantillation
    Chorus