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A Midsummers Nights Dream, 2018, James Day

Britten’s opera is based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, which follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania. Mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations are the results.
 First staged in 1995, Robert Carsen’s visually exquisite production explores the blurred relationships between reality and dreams, the natural and supernatural, and sexual desire. In 2018 it returned for its third revival, Alexander Soddy conducting.