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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 21 May 2001

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears

Conductor: David Atherton

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Oberon: Michael Chance

Tytania: Lisa Larsson

Puck: Jack Liman

Peaseblossom: Alan Machacek

Cobweb: Joel Robinson

Mustardseed: Jonathan Musgrave

Moth: Thomas Chapman

Theseus: Matthew Best

Hippolyta: Jean Rigby

Lysander: Gordon Gietz

Demetrius: William Dazeley

Hermia: Ann Taylor

Helena: Madeline Bender

Bottom: Peter Rose

Quince: Henry Waddington

Flute: Barry Banks

Snug: Geoffrey Moses

Snout: Christopher Saunders

Starveling: Henry Newman

Production Team

Original Director: Peter Hall

Assistant Director: James Robert Carson

Set Designer: John Bury

Costume Designer: John Bury

Lighting Designer: John Bury

Revival Lighting Designer: Keith Benson

Choreographer: Lynne Hockney