New collaboration with Garsington Opera
In 2015 we will be collaborating with Garsington Opera, on what will be a rare opportunity to see a concert performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. To be performed by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, under the creative guidance of Gregory Doran, the production will be illuminated with Mendelssohn's incidental music, played and sung by the Garsington Opera Company and Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Boyd and will include a performance at the RST in Stratford-upon-Avon.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, so I am delighted to be able to stage this bespoke version incorporating speeches from the play along with Mendelssohn's gorgeous score. It was one of the first pieces of music I heard in childhood and it inspired my lifelong love of Shakespeare. This is a very exciting new collaboration with Garsington Opera, and I hope will appeal to lovers of theatre and music alike,' Gregory Doran commented.
More details and dates will be announced soon.