Opera Cheat Sheet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by: St.John Flynn, December 20, 2013 4:12:00 pm
In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7's program director, St.John Flynn, and opera expert, Eric Skelly, give a quick overview of Benjamin Britten’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Based heavily on the Shakespeare play, Britten’s opera brings to life the Fairies, the Mortals and the Rustics in a musical treatment considered by many to be the most successful operatic adaptation of one of the Bard’s plays.
You can hear the Met's production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.