Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Set and Costume Design: David Walker
Lighting Design: John B. Read
Production and staging: Christopher Carr, Anthony Dowell, Patricia Tierney
Erste Elfe: Ute Selbig
Zweite Elfe: Roxana Incontrera

Dancer: Anna Merkulova and Ensemble

In view of its narrative wit and highly virtuosic physical vocabulary, Frederick Ashton’s adaptation of »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« (1964) soon became regarded as a milestone in the balletic interpretation of Shakespeare. Focussing on events in a forest outside Athens, humans and fairies alike cannot escape the enchantment of a summer night. Whilst Oberon, king of the fairies, intends to punish his queen, Titania, for her obstinacy with the nectar of a magic flower, two couples, lost not only in the forest but in their feelings for one another, are also bewitched. The spell is only broken when morning dawns and they awaken as if from a dream, finally recognising one another.

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