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Opera dreams up new take on Shakespeare comedy

Date:April 22-23, 2016

Time:7:30pm

Tickets:180-880 yuan

Phone:021-5292 0164

Add:Shanghai Grand Theater, 300 People Avenu

人民大道300号上海大剧院

2016-03-04

Grand Theater de Geneve will present “Le songe dune nuit dete,” a three-act comic opera inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at Shanghai Grand Theater on April 22.

The opera was composed by Ambroise Thomas to a French libretto by Joseph-Bernard Rosier and Adolphe de Leuven. Although it shares the French title for Shakespeare’s play, the Bard’s comic masterpiece is only a jumping off point for this operatic work. Shakespeare himself is a character in the show, as are Elizabeth I and Falstaff. 

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