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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Benjamin Britten’s three-act opera recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. A re-working of Robert Carsen’s 1995 production at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with cinematic touches added by Francois Roussillon. The Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu is conducted by Harry Bicket. David Daniels as Oberon and Ofelia Sala as Titania.
Language
English
Country
Spain; France
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Recording date
Apr 2005
Duration
157 mins

Credits

Director
Francois Roussillon
Writer
Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears
Music
Benjamin Britten
Production Design
Michael Levine
Choreographer
Matthew Bourne
Contributor
Robert Carsen
Cast
David DanielsOberon
Ofelia SalaTytania (Titania)
Emil WolkPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Brigitte HahnHelena
Christopher GillettFrancis Flute
Deanne MeekHermia
Gordon GietzLysander
Peter RoseNick Bottom
William DazeleyDemetrius

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Sung in English, the DVD has subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Catalan.

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Archive

Name

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Email
rha@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/rha/rha.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 870 1663
Address
New York Public Library of Recorded Sound
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
NY 100123

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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