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Virginia Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 2:00pm
LocationCenter for the Arts - Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason

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William Shakespeare’s iconic 15th century language meets Benjamin Britten’s 20th century inventive and enchanting music in this delightful opera about love, forgiveness, and the power of dreams. A domestic dispute between the king and queen of fairies spills into the human realm, creating chaos as the stories of three couples and a troupe of amateur actors collide with hilarious results. Nothing is what it seems as fairies, “rude mechanicals,” and moonstruck young lovers spend a single, magical night in the forest. Adam Turner conducts this opera’s lush dynamic score while many Virginia Opera favorites--soprano Heather Buck (Titania), baritone Matthew Burns (Bottom), and tenor David Blalock (Lysander)--return to perform in this comic tour de force. Sung in English with English supertitles.

Tickets: $110, $90, $54

Pre-Performance Discussion with Dr. Glenn Winter "Dr. Opera"

Make it a Date with a Valentine’s Package!

Treat your valentine to a romantic date. Arrive early and take a picture in our special photo booth. Enjoy two glasses of Champagne and chocolates before the opera or during intermission.

Valentine Date Package includes:

    • Two tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Champagne and chocolates
    • Two commemorative champagne glasses

$250, $210, $135 • Includes two A Midsummer Night’s Dream tickets

Offer valid for either performance, February 17 or 18

Package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

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