A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Benjamin Britten
15.05.20 > 16.06.20

Director Ola Mafaalani
Musical direction Karel Deseure
Midsummer-Nights-Dream

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love is a verb, and every lover in A Midsummer Night’s Dream knows it!
In Benjamin Britten’s intoxicating magical opera, a quarrel between the Fairy King Oberon and his wife spirals into mayhem when Oberon concocts a magical juice from the “love-in-idleness” flower. When the magical concoction is applied to the eyelids of the sleeping they fall in love with the first living thing they perceive upon waking. But due to a mix-up, the magical concoction is applied to the wrong eyelids which leads to unintentionally couplings. With these mix-ups, the composer aims to reveal the tragic fragility of love. In the nocturnal magic forest – a Twilight Zone between reality and fantasy, enchantment and disappointment, love and illusion – the oath of loyalty perishes. The result? Heartbreak and bickering for some, while others fall madly in love!

Making her opera debut the spectacular director Ola Mafaalani will add extra flair to the production. Mafaalani, praised throughout the Netherlands for her time as the former artistic director of Noord Nederlands Toneel. In this enchanting opera production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mafaalani’s extensive professional knowledge and social commentary translate into an enchanted feast of the senses.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed in English with Dutch surtitles.

Premiere: 17 May 2020 at 14:30 Parktheater Eindhoven

Cameron ShahbaziOberon
Kristina BitencTitania
Dreya WeberPuck
Jeroen de VaalLysander
Leonie van RhedenHermia
Toby GirlingDemetrius
Liesbeth de VosHelena
Huub ClaessensTheseus
Iris van WijnenHippolyta
Marc PantusBottom
Christopher GillettFlute
Marcel van DierenQuince
Andrew GreenanSnug
Mitch RaemaekersSnout
Galen DoleStarveling
Caroline von EstorffCobweb
Jeske de HaartPeaseblossom
Mona BeyersdorfMustardseed
Lydia KakopierouMoth
Limburgse koorschool KokozFairies


Karel DeseureMusical Direction
Ola MafaalaniDirection
Andre JoostenScenography
Regine StandfussCostumes
Floriaan GanzevoortLighting design
Willem BrulsDramaturg

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    Fri
    15.05.20
    19:00
    15/05/2020 - 19:00
    Eindhoven
    Parktheater Eindhoven
    Sun
    17.05.20
    14:30
    17/05/2020 - 14:30
    Eindhoven
    Parktheater Eindhoven
    Tue
    19.05.20
    20:00
    19/05/2020 - 20:00
    Venlo
    De Maaspoort
    Thu
    21.05.20
    20:00
    21/05/2020 - 20:00
    Tilburg
    Theaters Tilburg
    Sat
    23.05.20
    20:15
    23/05/2020 - 20:15
    Rotterdam
    Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg
    Mon
    25.05.20
    19:30
    25/05/2020 - 19:30
    Amsterdam
    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
    Tue
    26.05.20
    20:00
    26/05/2020 - 20:00
    Den Haag
    Zuiderstrandtheater
    Thu
    28.05.20
    20:00
    28/05/2020 - 20:00
    Groningen
    Stadsschouwburg Groningen
    Sat
    30.05.20
    20:00
    30/05/2020 - 20:00
    Heerlen
    Parkstad Limburg Theaters
    Thu
    04.06.20
    20:00
    04/06/2020 - 20:00
    Sittard
    Schouwburg De Domijnen
    Sat
    06.06.20
    19:30
    06/06/2020 - 19:30
    Valkenburg
    Openluchttheater Valkenburg
    Thu
    11.06.20
    20:00
    11/06/2020 - 20:00
    Utrecht
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Sat
    13.06.20
    20:00
    13/06/2020 - 20:00
    Breda
    Chassé Theater
    Tue
    16.06.20
    20:00
    16/06/2020 - 20:00
    Maastricht
    Theater aan het Vrijthof

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