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University Opera Theatre presents Benjamin Britten's "A Midsummer Nights Dream"

Date: 04/18/2013

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: $20 adult/$5 students and children. Two for one tickets for U of M faculty, alumni, staff, and retirees.


Libretto by Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten
David Walsh, director
Sergey Bogza, Benjamin Klemme, and Erik Rohde, conductors

Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Nights Dream is arguably one of his most popular, but also one of his most psychologically complex and open to a broad range of interpretation. The play seems to be about the triumph of youth over age, of the senses over reason, and the world of dreams and love over the everyday life of the city. Benjamin Britten has perfectly captured the striking polarities and ambivalences inherent in Shakespeare’s original play in music of breathtaking beauty and poignancy.

A Midsummer Nights Dream
is not one of Britten’s most frequently performed operas, although perhaps his most beautiful score. Join our quartet of young lovers, Bottom and his amateur acting troop and the fairy world of Oberon and Tytania for adventure in the Forest of Athens!

Pre-opera lobby discussions begin 45 minutes before each performance.
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (2 intermissions)




Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps. More information, including construction updates, is available on the University Parking and Transportation Services website.

Parking is available at the 21st Avenue and 19th Avenue parking ramps on the West Bank at the University of Minnesota. Cost is $6.00 per car, pay as you enter, cash or check only. There are also four parking spaces on the turn circle drive in front of Ted Mann Hall available to Ted Mann patrons needing accessible parking. These spaces are available one hour before event start time and up to ½ hour after Ted Mann event end time. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ted Mann Concert Hall's convenient circular driveway allows patrons easy pick-up and drop-off access to the building.

Reservation Information:

Tickets: $20 adult/$5 students and children. Two for one tickets for U of M faculty, alumni, staff, and retirees. 612-624-2345 or tickets.umn.edu


More information: http://opera.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lisa Marshall, School of Music, 612/626-1094 or mus-ppr@umn.edu.

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