On the home of the Mendelssohn family the evenings were often filled reading musical and literary works of exquisite quality. Amongst the members of this family reading "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was a usual fun and, Felix Mendelssohn, throughout his life, always recalled these moments with particular emotion.
When in 1842 Mendelssohn was commissioned by the Leipzig Theatre to write a full score to illustrate the play (the opening had been written in 1826 when he was only seventeen years old), this remarkable composer left the world a musical piece that is a reference of inspiration and magic.
With the exceptional collaboration of actors who work regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the use of more innovative techniques of set design and staging, the philosophical and dreamy world of Shakespeare gets a particularly expressive and exciting dimension.
Subtitled in Portuguese.
Approximate duration - 120m with interval
Maestro Stephen Barlow
Actors cooperating with the with the Royal Shakespeare Company