Adelaide Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
3 March @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
One event on 28 February 2021 at 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until 3 March 2021
Benjamin Britten’s musical transformation of Shakespeare’s most loved comedy is something of a miracle: apart from a single short sentence, every word is that of England’s finest poet; every fibre and comic nuance of the play is preserved. And while a lesser composer might have merely adorned a masterpiece, he created a new one of his own: with its graceful haunting melodies, iridescent orchestration, headily perfumed harmony, and filigree-like vocal textures – there’s nothing in the repertoire like it.