A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008)

   
 
Music by Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Libretto by Benjamin Britten
and Peter Pears
after the play by William Shakespeare

Sung in English

Conducted and directed by Michael Morgan
Set design by Peter Crompton
Costume Design by Susanna Douthit
  Performances:
Evening: Aug. 9, 12, 15; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Aug. 17; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA



Cast (in order of appearance):

Puck: Kurt Wolfgang Krikorian
Oberon: William Sauerland*
Tytania: Ani Maldjian*
Lysander:Jorge Garza*
Hermia: Jessica Mariko Deardorff
Demetrius: Nicholas Nackley*
Helena: Stacey Cornell
Bottom: Kirk Eichelberger
Quince:John Minágro
Flute: Jonathan Smucker*
Snug: John Bischoff*
Snout: Trey Costerisan*
Starveling: Joshua Elder
Theseus: Igor Vieira
Hippolyta: Lauren Groff*

* Festival Opera debut

A Midsummer Night's Dream


A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tytania (Ani Maldjian) and Oberon
(William Sauerland), the queen and
king of the fairies.
Photo by Robert Shomler
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Fairies attend their sleeping queen.
Photo by Robert Shomler
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tytania and Bottom (Kirk Eichelberger),
both under the power of spells.
Photo by Robert Shomler
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oberon and Puck (Kurt Wolfgang
Krikorian) confer over a sleeping
Bottom.
Photo by Robert Shomler