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The Dream

The Dream

Adapted from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Staged by Sir Anthony Dowell with
Staged by Christopher Carr
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Sets and Costumes by David Walker
Lighting by John B. Read

World Premiere

The Royal Ballet
April 2, 1964
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London, England

Cast:
Antoinette Sibley (Titania)
Anthony Dowell (Oberon)
Keith Martin (Puck)
Alexander Grant (Bottom)
Carole Needham (Helena)
Vergie Derman (Hermia)
David Drew (Demetrius)
Derek Rencher (Lysander)
Alan Bauch (Changeling Indian Boy)

United States Premiere

The Royal Ballet
April 30, 1965
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Antoinette Sibley (Titania)
Anthony Dowell (Oberon)
Keith Martin (Puck)
Alexander Grant (Bottom)
Carole Needham (Helena)
Vergie Derman (Hermia)
David Drew (Demetrius)
Derek Rencher (Lysander)
Rennie Dilena (Changeling Indian Boy)

ABT Premiere

May 24, 2002
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Alessandra Ferri (Titania)
Ethan Stiefel (Oberon)
Herman Cornejo (Puck)