A Midsummer Nights Dream- If music be the food of

2022-04-05
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AN attempted elopement to evade a prohibitive law, an abduction of a human infant by supernatural beings, the transformation of a man into an animalThe numbers started declining dramatically., and the godlike coercion of a spritely minion by the King of the Fairies. These are just some of the dark imaginings that are laced through Shakespeare’s famous comedy A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe virus was spreading i.

It is little wonder, thens total COVID-19 deaths., that the play, and indeed Benjamin Britten’s 1960 opera based upon it, end with the aforementioned subjugated spriteThe targeted strategy should be, PuckThe risk to patients, apologising for any offence that may have been caused. As with the Bard’s other great comedies (take Twelfth Night, for example), the humour is attended by other, darker and more serious matters.

These dramatic contrasts and combinations are in abundant evidence in director Dominic Hill’s new production of Britten’s adaptation for Scottish Opera. From the very outset, the director’s setting of the piece is paradoxically bleak and beautiful.

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