A Midsummer Night’s Dream [2004]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream [2004]

English Touring Opera (Spring 2004)

“I’d recommend this Dream even to non-Britten fans. The most mesmeric and magical staging, a trancey lesson in what opera can add to Shakespeare.”
The Times

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream is wonderful beyond words. It’s directed with a delicious eye for detail by ETO’s frontman, James Conway; sparklingly designed by Joanna Parker, and even more fabulously conducted by Michael Rosewell. A model of how director’s should direct: planned, observant, apt, perfect. Every half-move is finessed with a function, Conway’s blocks are a joy. Hike miles to see this corker of a show from a tip-top team.”
The Independent

“Everything seems to have come right for English Touring Opera. There was magic on stage too. James Conway, the producer and ETO’s general director, made sure he did not put a foot wrong in delivering a production with charm and humour to spare.”
Financial Times

“James Conway’s production is sensitive and intelligent…the excellent orchestra attacks Britten’s score with tremendous panache, emphasising its daemonic qualities and making its colours glow.”
The Telegraph