A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Benjamin Britten
22.05.22 > 18.06.22

Director Ola Mafaalani
Musical direction Karel Deseure

INFO

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 potion 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 debut at Opera Zuid 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 and English surtitles.

CAST & CREATIVES

Oberon
Kristina Bitenc Titania
Dreya Weber Puck
Theseus
Jeroen de Vaal Lysander
Toby Girling Demetrius
Leonie van Rheden Hermia
Liesbeth de Vos Helena
Marc Pantus Bottom
Christopher Gillett Flute
Quince
Andrew Greenan Snug
Mitch Raemaekers Snout
Galen Dole Starveling
Limburgse koorschool Kokoz Fairies

Ola Mafaalani Direction
Karel Deseure Musical Direction
Willem Bruls Dramaturg
Andre Joosten Decor design
Floriaan Ganzevoort Lighting design
Regine Standfuss Costume design
Oberon
Kristina Bitenc Titania
Dreya Weber Puck
Theseus
Jeroen de Vaal Lysander
Toby Girling Demetrius
Leonie van Rheden Hermia
Liesbeth de Vos Helena
Marc Pantus Bottom
Christopher Gillett Flute
Quince
Andrew Greenan Snug
Mitch Raemaekers Snout
Galen Dole Starveling
Limburgse koorschool Kokoz Fairies

Ola Mafaalani Direction
Karel Deseure Musical Direction
Willem Bruls Dramaturg
Andre Joosten Decor design
Floriaan Ganzevoort Lighting design
Regine Standfuss Costume design

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PLAYLIST

Fri
20.05.22
20:00
20/05/2022 - 20:00
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Sun
22.05.22
14:30
22/05/2022 - 14:30
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Tue
24.05.22
20:00
24/05/2022 - 20:00
Theater De Spiegel
Zwolle
Thu
26.05.22
20:30
26/05/2022 - 20:30
Amsterdam
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Sat
28.05.22
20:00
28/05/2022 - 20:00
Heerlen, PLT
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Tue
31.05.22
19:30
31/05/2022 - 19:30
Tilburg
Theaters Tilburg
Thu
02.06.22
20:00
02/06/2022 - 20:00
Breda
Chassé Theater
Sat
04.06.22
20:00
04/06/2022 - 20:00
Enschede
Wilminktheater
Tue
07.06.22
19:30
07/06/2022 - 19:30
Groningen
Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Thu
09.06.22
19:30
09/06/2022 - 19:30
Venlo
De Maaspoort
Sat
11.06.22
20:00
11/06/2022 - 20:00
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Tue
14.06.22
20:00
14/06/2022 - 20:00
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 
Thu
16.06.22
20:00
16/06/2022 - 20:00
Sittard
Schouwburg De Domijnen
Sat
18.06.22
20:00
18/06/2022 - 20:00
Den Haag
Amare
Tue
21.06.22
19:30
21/06/2022 - 19:30
Valkenburg
Openluchttheater Valkenburg

PERFORMANCES

A song for the moon
29.10.21 > 29.11.21
Roméo et juliette
12.11.21 > 11.12.21
Orphée | L’Amour | Eurydice
01.02.22 > 01.03.22
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
22.05.22 > 18.06.22