Mozart Concert Arias 15’
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete incidental music) 75’
Markus Stenz conductor
Valda Wilson soprano | Anna Grevelius mezzo-soprano
Ladies of the Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir
Young Actors trained at the Manchester School of Theatre:
Lucas Smith, Will Finlason, Lowenna Melrose, Katie Norris
David Shirley director
The captivating score Mendelssohn composed for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is conjured up in the British premiere of an ingenious setting of Shakespeare’s text by Gerard McBurney. Every note of Mendelssohn’s music is heard, with Shakespeare’s evocative lines spoken by young Manchester actors. Feuding fairies, royalty and romance, magic and mishaps: the bard’s comedy has them all. And as for the music, from the majesty of its famous wedding march to the gossamer grace of its ‘fairy’ scherzo, this is Mendelssohn at his most enchanting. The concert opens with a selection of delightful arias by Mozart.
£3 student tickets
Please note there is no pre-concert event.
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