Shakespeare Day - Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A recent Opera North production of Britten's three-act opera, given earlier this year in the Grand Theatre, Leeds. Christopher Josey, countertenor (Oberon), Claron McFadden, soprano (Tytania), Helen Williams, soprano (Helena), Ann Taylor, mezzo (Hermia), Nicholas Sears, tenor (Lysander), Mark Stone, baritone (Demetrius), James Rutherford, baritone (Theseus), Ruth Peel, mezzo (Hippolyta), Jonathan Best, bass (Bottom), Jan Knightley (Puck), Andrew Slater, bass-baritone (Quince), Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia/Steven Sloane. Acts 1 and 2.