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Backstage glimpses with Boston Lyric Opera

The Magic of Midsummer

Apr 28, 2011 6:15:00 AM
By BLO Staff

The
wait is nearly over! Tomorrow evening BLO brings one of the world’s
most beloved romantic comedies to the opera stage with a NEW production
of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performances mark David Angus’s first appearance at the podium as BLO’s Music Director. Metropolitan Opera regular Susanna Phillips returns joined by John Gaston and rising sensation Nadine Sierra with English National Opera favorite Andrew Shore as Bottom.

A
fusion of Benjamin Britten’s sparkling score and William Shakespeare’s
whimsical play tells of the romantic adventures of two pairs of young
lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Audiences are transported
to the luminous world of Oberon, Tytania, Puck and their fairy
attendants where the line between fantasy and reality is hopelessly
blurred.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is onstage at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theare April 29 - May 10.

Below, David Angus muses on opera, Benjamin Britten, and the magic of Midsummer

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