s Ein Sommernachtstraum – Collegium Vocale Gent

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

17/01/2021 — 14:00
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [1809–1847]
Antonin Dvorak [1841–1904]

Ein Sommernachtstraum op.61

Sara De Bosschere, Sofie Sente,
Luc Nuyens, Michael Vergauwen actors
Pynoo costumes
De Roovers stage direction
Ilse Eerens soprano
Dorothee Mields soprano
Collegium Vocale Gent choir
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
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Ein Sommernachtstraum

Only sixteen years after the famous overture Ein Sommernachtstraum, Mendelssohn composed the complete stage music for this 17th-century romantic comedy about a magical flower, an amateur theatre company, four complicated love lives, fairies in a moonlit forest and a man with a donkey’s head. Mendelssohn’s stage music, like Shakespeare’s undisputed masterpiece, still stands like a house centuries later. Philippe Herreweghe and theatre company de Roovers seal this successful marriage between music and theatre with a magical theatre concert.