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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 16 August 2016

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears

Conductor: Jakub Hrusa

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Cobweb: Ben Hill

Peaseblossom: Jeremie de Rijk

Mustardseed: Krishan Shah

Moth: Nicholas Challier

Puck: David Evans

Oberon: Tim Mead

Tytania: Kathleen Kim

Lysander: Benjamin Hulett

Hermia: Elizabeth DeShong

Demetrius: Duncan Rock

Helena: Kate Royal

Quince: David Soar

Snug: Sion Goronwy

Starveling: William Dazeley

Flute: Anthony Gregory

Snout: Colin Judson

Bottom: Matthew Rose

Theseus: Michael Sumuel

Hippolyta: Claudia Huckle

Production Team

Original Director: Peter Hall

Revival Director: Lynne Hockney

Assistant Director: Francesca Gilpin

Designer: John Bury

Choreographer: Lynne Hockney

Revival Choreographer: Lauren Poulton

Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant