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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Roger Norrington

Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream transports us to Shakespeare’s fairy world with its enchanting evocations, including the well-loved ‘Wedding March’

Sir Roger Norrington, one of the founding fathers of historically informed performance, has long produced striking and unforgettable interpretations of cherished masterpieces. The sensitivity of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s gossamer sound is the perfect match for Mendelssohn’s magical textures.

The Shakespearean theme is established in Berlioz’s languid Les nuits d’été, settings of six poems by French poet Théophile Gautier that pay affectionate homage to the great English dramatist. Celebrated Austrian mezzo soprano Angelika Kirchschlager is famed for the warmth and vividness of her readings, ideal qualities in these beautifully crafted songs of love, desire and longing.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington Conductor

Angelika Kirchschlager Mezzo soprano

Sophie Bevan Soprano

Mary Bevan Soprano

NYCoS National Girls Choir

Christopher Bell Chorus Master


Berlioz Les nuits d’été

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream

13 August 2012

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring.