With Simone Young at the helm, be swept away by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the joyful score by Mendelssohn it inspired.
As we wrap up the celebrations marking our return to the Sydney Opera House, we join forces with Belvoir St Theatre to perform Mendelssohn’s magical music, originally composed in 1843 to be heard between scenes of Shakespeare’s enchanting play.
In this new adaptation by Belvoir’s Artistic Director Eamon Flack, this concert takes us to a different world within the Concert Hall, where the roles of cast and orchestra are reversed and reimagined. Here, the music is brought into the spotlight so that the score can shine, with pared-back costumes, dialogue and staging serving as atmospheric elements that enhance our journey into the music.
Sit back as we travel 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
HANNAH GOODWIN associate director
LISA MIMMOCCHI costume designer
ELIZABETH SCOTT chorusmaster
VIRGINIA GAY Puck
SARAH MEACHAM Helena & others
ROSE RILEY Hermia & others
JACK SCOTT Demetrius, Bottom & others
BRIGID ZENGENI Titania/Hippolyta & others
TIM WALTER Theseus/Oberon & others
GEORGE ZHAO Lysander, Peter Quince & others