Fantastic and realistic images are closely intertwined in Britten’s music.
Distribution of vocal parts is very unusual: part of the Oberon is performed by
a countertenor, parts of the fairies - by children. Pasticcio of early music and
witty parody in the craftsman’s scenes establish “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as
one of the brightest opera scores of the XX century.
Russian premier of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” took place in 1965.
Conductor G. Rozhdestvenskiy and director B. Pokrovskiy staged the opera at the
Bolshoi Theatre. Half a century later the Stanislavsky Music Theatre brings this
wonderful opera back on Moscow stage. Coproduction with the English National
Opera (United Kingdom) has been performed in London in 2011 and will be
presented in Russia. The production will be performed by blocs with a few
performances at once, 1-2 times during the season.
Musical materials and license for performing B. Britten’s music is provided
by the music publishing house Boosey & Hawkes.
This performance is not recommended for children under