A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Music by Benjamin Britten
RNCM Theatre, 21 March 2015
A fine production of Britten’s popular opera – and while this is not his best or most interesting work, it’s certainly his most entertaining.
There are few sustained arias, so it is all down to the drama of the story and the atmosphere conjured by the music. Here we have pastoral passions, bawdy comedy, whimsy and intrigue. Britten’s score hits all the right buttons and Charlotte Christensen makes for a riot grrrlish Puck.