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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s enchanting tale is set to some of Benjamin Britten’s most atmospheric music, with a libretto taken entirely from the text of the play. Countertenor Jochen Kowalski is Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Sylvia McNair sings his queen, Tytania. The ensemble cast also includes Nick Stahl as Puck, Nancy Gustafson as Helena, Jane Bunnell as Hermia, Kurt Streit as Lysander, and Rodney Gilfrey as Demetrius.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Dec 21, 1996
Composer
Benjamin Britten
Librettist
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, after Shakespeare
Run Time
2 HRS 30 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
David Atherton
Tytania
Sylvia McNair
Helena
Nancy Gustafson
Hermia
Jane Bunnell
Oberon
Jochen Kowalski
Lysander
Kurt Streit
Demetrius
Rodney Gilfry
Bottom
Peter Rose
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