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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

a midsummer night's dream

Enter Shakespeare’s enchanted forest of whimsy, mistaken identity, and jest—where fairies rule and love (eventually) reigns supreme. This Shakespearean favorite returns triumphantly to our season after its 2020 run was sadly cut short. Created in 1962 to music by Felix Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was George Balanchine’s first original full-length ballet and quickly hailed as a masterpiece—think adventures and misadventures, mischief and magic, woodland creatures and fairyland foibles. Beautiful costume and set designs by Martin Pakledinaz and radiant, magical choreography make this ballet a delight for all ages.

composer

Felix Mendelssohn

Choreographer

George Balanchine

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

Explore the adventures and misadventures at the heart of this story ballet and its journey back to the Opera House stage after 35 years.

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