Classical, Opera, Choral
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Now in its eighth successful year, our ambitious collaboration with Scottish Opera celebrates the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth with a revival of Olivia Fuchs' 2005 production for the Royal Opera House: A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Adapted from the Shakespeare play in collaboration with Peter Pears, Britten's version is centred on the ethereal world of the fairies rather than the human action at the heart of the original. His extraordinary music brings to life the magic of Shakespeare's characters - from the romantic lovers to meddlesome Puck and mighty Oberon, unusually written for countertenor, and even the sighing, creaking, and rustling of the forest itself.
Singers from the Conservatoire's opera programme perform with players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. This year, two of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists join the cast as part of the range of performance opportunities made available to them throughout the year. Scottish Opera's senior specialist artisans and technicians also work with the Conservatoire's costume makers, set builders and lighting and stage technicians throughout the process of staging this production.
All performances have been completed