Shakespeare Celebration

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York 

The Dream
The Tempest

The Dream

June 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM
July 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM
July 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM
July 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM  

Running Time: 52 minutes

There is, perhaps, no happier ode to the illusory nature of love than Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Ashton's beguiling retelling of this comedy of errors is set in the magical woods of Victorian England to a spellbinding score by Felix Mendelssohn.

Choreography by: Frederick Ashton
Staged by: Anthony Dowell with Christopher Carr
Music by: Felix Mendelssohn
Set by: David Walker
Costumes by: David Walker
Lighting by: John B. Read


Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg in The Dream.
Photo: Gene Schiavone.