Please note the presale is only accessible by Friends of the Adelaide Festival. Friends Membership can be purchased with your tickets. Tickets will be on sale for the general public from 1pm, Thursday 19 November 2020.
Theatres will be operating at 50% capacity, with a single empty seat between each patron in a row. Patrons must sit in their allocated seats as directed by Front of House, and may not sit in the vacant seat next to another patron.
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.
Neil Armfield directs an exceptional cast, led by Paul Kildea conducting the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and with rising star, American counter tenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen as Oberon, Rachelle Durkin as Tytania, Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Theseus, Warwick Fyfe as Bottom and the wonderful Young Adelaide Voices children’s choir.
We’ve endured a year like no other. Seize the chance to laugh and gasp with other human beings, to feel the air vibrate with the shimmering sounds of string and wood, metal and breath. Enter this blissful bubble and surrender to the trusted experts: Shakespeare, Britten and Armfield.
“A fantastical soundworld that envelopes you in its glittering magic.” Stage Door
The presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been made possible by the Adelaide Festival Chairman’s Circle, the Adelaide Festival Opera Donor Circle (Leading Patron Maureen Wheeler AO) and MM Electrical.