“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.
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A collaboration with BELVOIR ST THEATRE
director and adaptor