Friday, 2 July 2010

Midsummer Night's Dream - full download

Here is a link to a full streaming download of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is Mendelssohn, so a good orchestra is even more important than good singers. This is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment . Period istruments and historically-informed performance, very beautiful. On Opera Today, there's a whole series of downloadable operas based on Shakespeare, all with libretti, background etc. A useful resource. Coming up, review of Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream at Garsington.
Photo is William Blake.

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