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Midsummer Night's Dream 2001Royal College of Music

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Apparently a one-off, this was a brief Edinburgh visit by students from the Benjamin Britten International Opera School of the Royal College of Music. The work of the director John Copley has rarely been seen in Scotland, and his long connection with the work, particularly as an assistant at the time of the premiere, gave this staging a special value.

Conductor Michael Rosewell was unknown in Scotland, a situation that soon changed as his long connection with the Perth Festival through English Touring Opera, began shortly afterwards.

A significant number of these young singers went on to develop not just useful, but outstanding, careers.

Performance Cast

Puck Oberon's servant

Daniel Mortimer

Tytania Queen of the Fairies

Miriam Lakhsasi

Oberon King of the Fairies

Clint van der Linde

Lysander in love with Hermia

Andrew Kennedy

Hermia in love with Lysander

Serena Kay

Demetrius in love with Hermia

Jared Holt

Helena in love with Demetrius

Cora Burggraaf

Peter Quince a carpenter

Mathias Hausmann

Snug a joiner

Siòn Goronwy

Robin Starveling a tailor

James Harrison

Francis Flute a bellows-mender

Robert Murray

Tom Snout a tinker

Jonas Durán

Nick Bottom a weaver

Jonathan Lemalu

Theseus Duke of Athens

Shannon Foley

Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons

Julianne Young


Johan Bogren

Cobweb a fairy

Jonathan Rendell

Peaseblossom a fairy

Thomas Henderson 2

Mustardseed a fairy

Duncan Appleby

Moth a fairy

Neil McCleery


Thomas Spencer

Performance DatesMidsummer Night's Dream 2001

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

28 Nov, 19.30 29 Nov, 19.30

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