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12th May 2023

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night's Dream

An evening of music with the Ulster Orchestra which starts with Schumann’s Violin Concerto performed by Sayaka Shoji and conducted by Dinis Sousa.

Then, in the company of a female chorus from Northern Ireland Opera with soloists Catherine Donnelly and Mary McCabe, we head to an Athenian forest for an hour, for Mendelssohn’s complete incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Skittish fairies, star-crossed lovers and even the braying of a donkey find their way into the score, which matches the darting, whimsical Shakespeare tale to perfection.

Cast

Soprano
Catherine Donnelly

Soprano
Mary McCabe

Chorus
Members of the NI Opera Chorus Programme