Wiener Staatsoper

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Director Irina Brook
Set design Noëlle Ginefri-Corbel
Costumes Magali Castellan
Lighting Jean Kalman
Choreography Martin Buczko

Premiere: 2. 10. 2019

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the inspiration for works
in all genres. Amongst others, Henry Purcell, Ambroise Thomas, Carl Maria von Weber
and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy wrote widely differing music to A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, and visual artists, choreographers and film-makers were also inspired
by the complex story. In 1960, with his A Midsummer Night’s Dream Benjamin Britten
published one of the best known opera versions: an amusing, light, poetic and psychological masterpiece that is one of his most played works of music theatre. Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was first heard at the opera house on the Ring in 1962; now, after more than half a century, the opera house is producing the work again.


Current Dates

  • Thu. 17 Oct 2019, 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 21 Oct 2019, 7 p.m.