12 Apr 2020

LIVE VIDEO: Royal New Zealand Ballet - A Midsummer Night's Dream

From Music Alive, 10:00 am on 12 April 2020

This morning you can either listen to RNZ Concert's regular programme on the radio, or join us online for this video presentation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet performing  'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Sunday 12 April at 10.30am

Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale, vividly retold with sparkling steps and Mendelssohn’s famous score. Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment.

Created for the RNZB by choreographer Liam Scarlett, with distinguished New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord creating the glorious vision of Shakespeare’s iconic characters and enchanted wood. Mendelssohn's delightful music is played by the NZSO conducted by Nigel Gaynor.

Those involved are:

Choreography: Liam Scarlett

Music: Felix Mendelssohn

Design: Tracy Grant Lord

Lighting Design: Kendall Smith

Conductor, Arranger & Additional Orchestration: Nigel Gaynor

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (live performance recording from Wellington’s St James Theatre in August 2015)

Titania: Tonia Looker

Oberon: MacLean Hopper

Puck: Kohei Iwamoto

Bottom: Harry Skinner

LOVERS

Hermia: Lori Gilchrist

Lysander: Joseph Skelton

Helena: Abigail Boyle

Demetrius: Paul Mathews

FOUR LEAD FAIRIES

Moth: Mayu Tanigaito

Cobweb: Bronte Kelly

Mustard Seed: Lucy Green

Peaseblossom: Katherine Minor

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