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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Music: Benjamin Britten. Libretto: Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears after William Shakespeare's play

Productions

Linbury Studio Theatre, 2008, Royal Opera

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Linbury Studio Theatre
28th January - 11th February 2008
The Royal Opera
Director: Olivia Fuchs. Designs: Niki Turner.
Lighting Design: Bruno Poet. Choreography and movement: Mandy Demetriou.
Projection design: Jon Driscoll. Conductor: Rory Macdonald.
City of London Sinfonia - Leader: Nicholas Ward.

CharacterPlayed By
Oberon, King of the FairiesWilliam Towers
Tytania, Queen of the FairiesGillian Keith
PuckJami Reid-Quarrell
Theseus, Duke of AthensMark Beesley
Hippolyta, betrothed to TheseusEmma Selway
Lysander, in love with HermiaEd Lyon
Demetrius, in love with HermiaJacques Imbrailo
Hermia, in love with LysanderDaniela Lehner
Helena, in love with DemetriusKatie Van Kooten
Bottom, a weaverMatthew Rose
Quince, a carpenterMark Richardson
Flute, a bellows-menderAndrew Kennedy
Snug, a joinerJeremy White
Snout, a tinkerColin Judson
Starveling, a tailorKrzysztof Szumanski
Cobweb, fairyRobert Hawkins
Peaseblossom, fairyJesus Duque
Mustardseed, fairyTom Batstone
Moth, fairyKieran Brunt
Fairy ChorusConnor Bingham, William Brunt, Charlie Harrison, Sam Hasler-Winter, Jack Hawkins, Daniel Hilton, Dominic Howard-Williams, Isaac Jarratt-Barnham, Lloyd Perry, Nicholas Wong
City of London Sinfonia
Violin 1Nicholas Ward (Leader), iona McCapra, Ann Morfee, Judith Templeman
Violin 2Jane Carwardine, Clare Hayes, Jane Gomm, Ted Barry
ViolaRichard Muncey, Katie Heller, Michael Posner
CelloSusan Dorey, Miriam Lowbury
Double BassMarkus van Horn, Paul Sherman
FluteKaren Jones
Flute and PiccoloDebbie Davis
Oboe and Cor AnglaisPhilip Harmer
ClarinetDavid Rix, Derek Hannigan
BassoonJo Graham
HornStephen Stirling, Beth Randell
Trumpet (in D)David Blackadder
Tenor TromboneDavid Whitson
PercussionCharles Fullbrook, Glyn Matthews
HarpThelma Owen, Helen Tunstall
Guest Harpsichord and CelesteChristopher Willis
Singing BoysMembers of Tiffin Boys' Choir
Director of MusicSimon Toyne

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