The Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM next month
For the first time ever, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Belvoir will join forces to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Simone Young (August 26-27) – a delightful collaborative celebration of music and theatre.
With conductor Simone Young at the helm, Belvoir and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will bring together the text of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Mendelssohn’s incidental music he created for orchestra and voice . In this reimagined blend of music and theatre, audiences will be taken on a magical journey through Shakespeare’s dreamscape. Adapted and directed by award-winning art director Eamon Flack, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set to transcend, as Mendelssohn’s rich and seductive score transports audiences to mythical Athens, to a world of fairies, enchanted forests and the famous wedding march that still announces newlyweds as they walk down the aisle today.
In this semi-staged version of Shakespeare’s acclaimed work, Virginia Gay stars as the mischievous Puck, leading a cast that also includes Sarah Meacham, Rose Riley, Jack Scott, Brigid Zengeni, Tim Walter and George Zhao. Mendelssohn’s score will be performed by the Sydney Symphony with soprano Samantha Clarke, mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley and Cantillation.