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A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Simone Young

Tonight We Dream

We join forces with Belvoir St Theatre to perform Mendelssohn’s magical music and scenes from Shakespeare’s enchanting play.

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

“Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream…”

With Simone Young at the helm, we enter the Shakespearean dreamscape that inspired this joyful score by Mendelssohn.

Composed in 1834 as incidental music to be heard between scenes of the play, it’s now usually performed in the concert hall alongside Shakespeare’s words – a truly charming collaborative celebration of music and theatre.

As a bookend for our celebratory opening weeks, we join forces with Belvoir St Theatre and director and adaptor Eamon Flack to perform Mendelssohn’s magical music and scenes from Shakespeare’s enchanting play. Sit back as we travel to mythical Athens, to a world of fairies, enchanted forests and the famous wedding march that still announces newlyweds as they walk down the aisle today.

PROGRAM

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A collaboration with BELVOIR ST THEATRE

ARTISTS

SIMONE YOUNG conductor
EAMON FLACK director and adaptor
SAMANTHA CLARKE soprano
ANNA DOWSLEY mezzo-soprano
CANTILLATION chorus

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

The Sydney Symphony will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders related to live performance venues. New conditions of entry for all venues and performances may apply.

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