A Midsummer Night’s Dream

NAC Southam Hall

NAC Southam Hall

Alexander Shelley, Music Director Designate

Colm Feore

  • Nicolai Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Korngold Suite from Much Ado About Nothing
  • Mendelssohn Incidental Music to A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Shakespeare comedies inspired this congenial program in honour of the bard’s 450th anniversary. Hollywood film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold created a delightful accompaniment to Much Ado’s feuding lovers, Beatrice and Benedick.

The Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with narrator Colm Feore, vocal soloists, and female chorus will cast its spell as Mendelssohn weaves sheer magic in sound; delicate fairies, Bottom’s braying, love themes, and, of course, the beloved Wedding March are all brought together on this special enchanted night.

Post-concert talkback: Ask questions directly to conductors, soloists and other special guests. With William Littler and Paul Lefebvre.


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