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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Television presentation of the opera by Benjamin Britten, performed by the Welsh National Opera and produced by Ian Watt-Smith. The Welsh Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Anthony Hose. With an introduction by Humphrey Burton.
Series
Lively Arts: In Performance
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio; Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Jan 1978
Transmission details
6 May 1978 at 20:15 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
105 mins

Credits

Director
Vincent Dowdall
Producer
Ian Watt-Smith
Writer
Peter Pears; William Shakespeare
Music
Benjamin Britten
Art Direction
Alexander McPherson
Contributor
Humphrey Burton; John Stein
Cast
Roderick KennedyTheseus
Patricia PriceHippolyta
James BowmanOberon
Rita CullisTitania
Sylvester McCoyPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Arthur DaviesLysander
David GywnnePeter Quince
Gareth MasonPeaseblossom
Geraint EvansNick Bottom
Henry NewmanDemetrius
Ian JindalCobweb
Jeremy CrossMoth
John Harris (2)Tom Snout
John TreleavenFrancis Flute
Julian MoyleRobin Starveling
Margaret MorganHermia
Ralph HamerSnug
Simon HoltMustardseed
Suzanne MurphyHelena

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The programme was broadcast simultaneously on BBC Radio 3. The Radio 3 broadcast may be listened to by appointment at the British Library Sound Archive.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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