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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Transmitted live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Olivia Fuchs’s production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by Stephanie Hughes. Richard Hickox conducts the City of London Sinfonia and the Tiffin School Choir.
Series
Opera on 3: British Music Focus
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
3 Dec 2005 at 18:55 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
205 mins

Credits

Producer
Olivia Fuchs
Music
Benjamin Britten
Contributor
Stephanie Hughes
Cast
Mark BeesleyTheseus
Liora GrodnikaiteHippolyta
William TowersOberon
Gillian KeithTitania
Jami QuarrellPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Darren JefferyNick Bottom
Grant DoyleDemetrius
Katie Van KootenHelena
Robert MurrayLysander
Tove DahlbergHermia

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The broadcast was transmitted in three acts with 15-minute interval programming in between. Rather curiously, the second interval features a reading of Fay Weldon’s take onThe Winter’s Tale entitled "Exit, Pursued by VAT Man" (see separate entry).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Fax
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