A Midsummer Night’s Dream by OperaZuid

22nd May – 21st June.

Benjamin Britten’s (1913-1976) 1960 opera premieres on 22nd May in Eindhoven.

Between dusk and dawn, the kingdom of Elf King Oberon turns into a playground for love. With a drop of magic juice, Oberon influences the love life of his subjects and wife Titania. Infatuation, infidelity, ecstasy, sorrow and reconciliation fill the night. The deepest desires and fears are exposed in this opera, and Britten’s restrained mastery of style ultimately allows for an unheard of indulgence in the woods.Director Ola Mafaalani discovers the sensuality in this score and lets go of the brakes. The theater of Mafaalani is a feast for the five senses: not only eyes and ears, but also touch, smell and taste are celebrated.

The leading roles are played by the Belgian countertenor Jan Wouters as Oberon and the Slovenian soprano Kristina Bitenc as Titania.

The opera is sung in English with Dutch and English surtitles.

Tour dates
20 mei 19.00 – Parktheater Eindhoven try-out
22 mei 14.30 – Parktheater Eindhoven première
24 mei 19.30 – Theater De Spiegel, Zwolle
26 mei 19.30 – Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
28 mei 19.30 – Parkstad Limburg Theaters
31 mei 19.30 – Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
2 juni 19.30 – Chassé Theater, Breda
4 juni 19.30 – Wilminktheater, Enschede
7 juni 19.30 – Stadsschouwburg Groningen
9 juni 19.30 – De Maaspoort, Venlo
11 juni 19.30 – Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
14 juni 19.30 – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
16 juni 19.30 – Toon Hermans Theater, Sittard
18 juni 19.30 – Amare, Den Haag
21 juni 19.30 – Openluchttheater Valkenburg