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 is the first premiere of the 2019/2020 season at the Kraków Opera.

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.

The ballet premieres on 25 October, with further performances on 26 and 27 October.

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