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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare’s enchanting tale is set to some of Benjamin Britten’s most atmospheric music, with a libretto taken entirely from the text of the play. Countertenor Jochen Kowalski is Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Sylvia McNair sings his queen, Tytania. The ensemble cast also includes Nick Stahl as Puck, Nancy Gustafson as Helena, Jane Bunnell as Hermia, Kurt Streit as Lysander, and Rodney Gilfrey as Demetrius.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 21, 1996


Benjamin Britten


Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, after Shakespeare

Run Time

2 HRS 30 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus