July 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York
Running Time: 52 minutes
Gillian Murphy, Cory Stearns, Herman Cornejo
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.