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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 25 June 1981

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears

Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Oberon: James Bowman

Tytania: Ileana Cotrubas

Puck: Damien Nash

Peaseblossom: Stephen Jones

Cobweb: Martin Warr

Mustardseed: Jonathan Whiting

Moth: Stuart King

Theseus: Lieuwe Visser

Hippolyta: Claire Powell

Lysander: Ryland Davies

Demetrius: Dale Duesing

Hermia: Cynthia Buchan

Helena: Felicity Lott

Bottom: Curt Appelgren

Quince: Roger Bryson

Flute: Patrick Power

Snug: Andrew Gallacher

Snout: Adrian Thompson

Starveling: Donald Bell

Production Team

Set Designer: John Bury

Costume Designer: John Bury

Lighting Designer: John Bury

Associate Producer: Guus Mostart

Original Producer: Peter Hall