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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 51 North D St | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Presented By: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dates: 7/2/2022, 7/10/2022, 7/15/2022, 7/23/2022
  • Phone: (515) 961-6221
  • Price: $25-$125
  • Overview

    Benjamin Britten’s opera is based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, which follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania. Mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations are the result. From the sliding string chords of the magic wood to the rustics’ well-intentioned entertainment, Britten’s ear for beguiling orchestration and melodic invention will enchant and entice.

    Countertenor John Holiday and soprano Sydney Mancasola lead the cast in an all-new production created by Chas Rader-Shieber and Jacob A. Climer as we return to a work that stands as one of Des Moines Metro Opera’s most special memories and signature operas.