English National Opera - A Midsummer Night's Dream 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the London Coliseum

London Coliseum, London
Booking to 15 April 2018
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English National Opera present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the London Coliseum

Benjamin Britten’s much loved adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy returns to the ENO for a limited run in Spring 2018.

Returning to ENO, Robert Carsen’s production explores the blurred relationships between reality and dreams, the natural and supernatural, and sexual desire.

From the sliding string chords of the magic wood to the rustics’ well-intentioned entertainment, Britten’s ear for beguiling orchestration and melodic invention will enchant and entice you.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from 1 March 2018 until 15 April 2018 at the London Coliseum.


Based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, Britten’s opera follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania. Mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations are the result.


Leading the cast as Oberon and Tytania are counter-tenor Christopher Ainslie and soprano Soraya Mafi. The roles of the lovers are taken by a quartet of rising stars – Eleanor Dennis as Helena, Clare Presland as Hermia, David Webb as Lysander, and Matthew Durkan as Demetrius. Young British conductor Alexander Soddy makes his ENO debut.

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 15 April 2018

Important Notes

Running Time: 3 hours Age Restrictions:No children under 5 years old. Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage

Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

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