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Benjamin Britten’s musical transformation of Shakespeare’s most loved comedy is something of a miracle: apart from a single short sentence, every word is that of England’s finest poet. His opera is a new masterpiece all of his own: with graceful haunting melodies, iridescent orchestration, and filigree-like vocal textures.
Neil Armfield’s production bears all the hallmarks of his exceptional craft: drawing subtle and truthful comedic performances, letting his fairies rip as real kids and, in the finale, delivering a belly laugh-inducing riot.
- 2hrs 55mins, including interval Duration* Due to the nature of live music, the duration listed is an estimate only.
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