Tuesday, February 7, 2023

february, 2023

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

11feb7:30 pm10:00 pm7:30 pm - 10:00 pm A Midsummer Night’s DreamEvent Type MusicQueen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5N6, Canada Event Organized ByVancouver Opera

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Event Details

Vancouver Opera (VO) continues its 2022-2023 season with the company premiere of British composer Benjamin Britten’s romantic, atmospheric opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Adapted from the Shakespeare play, Britten’s Dream promises an evening of enchantment as some of The Bard’s most iconic and outright hilarious characters are swept up in a whimsical whirlwind of magic potions, love triangles and mistaken identities. Dream is the story of four lovers, a feuding King and Queen of the fairies, and a comedic ensemble of Mechanicals. Each group is beautifully captured by Britten’s contrasting sound worlds, resulting in an accessible operatic fairy tale with plenty of comedy.

“Presenting this magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a thrill for us at Vancouver Opera,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director. “Audiences are familiar with the story and we hope that familiarity will encourage patrons to come experience this fantastical opera. In our cast for Dream we are thrilled to have a descendant of composer Benjamin Britten join our company; Spencer Britten will be singing in the role of Lysander. This is a treat for audiences to have a multi-generational connection to this production here in Vancouver.”

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

february 16, 2023 7:30 pmfebruary 19, 2023 2:00 pm