A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was just seventeen when – captivated by The Midsummer Night’s Dream – he composed a concerto overture to Shakespeare’s masterpiece and went on to write an entire ballet. A brand-new adaptation of his great work premiered at the Kraków Opera in the 2019/2020 season.

The spectacle is prepared by the Italian choreographer Giorgio Madia, known to Cracovian audiences from his work on Cinderella and Orpheus and Eurydice, and music director Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski. The authors are proud of their innovative reading of Mendelssohn’s ballet. “The neoclassical Greek staging is turned upside-down to become an Elizabethan forest,” promises Madia.
We can certainly expect a dynamic production with a fascinating play of movement, light and music.

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