Britten's opera is inspired by Shakespeare's classic comedy, set in motion by the falling-out of the fairy-king Oberon and their queen, Tytania.
A farce of mistaken identities, befuddled partners, and startling transformations ensues.
Britten's flair for enchanting orchestration and melodic innovation will fascinate and draw you in, from the slipping string chords of the magical wood to the comical pageantry of the rustics' well-intentioned play.
TW // Drugging // Moderate violence and abuse // Bestiality (implied) // Classism
This is a Live Performance staged in the Mark Hillery Arts Centre