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Manacorda / Britten "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears used Shakespeare’s famous text almost verbatim, the composer creating a score of suitably magical potency, and this fairy-tale opera became one of his most successful works. The allocation of the voices is unusual: Oberon is a countertenor, Titania a coloratura soprano — the king and queen of the fairies move in the very highest dimensions. Britten found a characteristic musical language for each of the magical and human spheres. Furthermore, in his composition he is always mindful of his famous predecessors who had written music for Shakespeare’s comedy: Henry Purcell, Carl Maria von Weber and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. There is also a kind of history of opera hidden in the score. This comes to the fore in highly amusing fashion with the artisans’ performance in Act III: Britten presents Pyramus and Thisbe as a parody of Italian opera.

Interpreten

Antonello Manacorda 
Dirigent 
Damiano Michieletto 
Inszenierung 
Bejun Mehta 
Countertenor 
 (Oberon)
Daniela Fally 
Sopran 
 (Tytania)
Maresi Riegner 
Sprecherin 
 (Puck)
Günes Gürle 
Bass 
 (Theseus)
Ann-Beth Solvang 
Mezzosopran 
 (Hippolyta)
Rupert Charlesworth 
Tenor 
 (Lysander)
Tobias Greenhalgh 
Bariton 
 (Demetrius)
Natalia Kawalek 
Mezzosopran 
 (Hermia)
Mirella Hagen 
Sopran 
 (Helena)
Tareq Nazmi 
Bassbariton 
 (Nick Bottom)
Lukas Jakobski 
Bass 
 (Peter Quince)
Michael Laurenz 
Tenor 
 (Francis Flute)
Dumitru Madarasan 
Bass 
 (Snug)
Andrew Owens 
Tenor 
 (Tom Snout)
Kristján Jóhannesson 
Bariton 
 (Robin Starveling)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben
Kinderchor 
Wiener Symphoniker
Orchester 

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Benjamin Britten

"A Midsummer Night's Dream", Oper in drei Akten op. 64

"A Midsummer Night's Dream", Oper in drei Akten op. 64
1960
144min
Komponist:Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Details
1. Akt, Szene: "Wald. Tiefe Dämmerung"
2. Akt, Szene: "Der Wald. Dunkel (Nacht)"
3. Akt, Szene: "Der Wald, am nächsten Morgen früh"
3. Akt, Szene: "Der Palast von Theseus"

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Theater an der Wien