An Oxford College Ball, June 1973. Genius folk musician John Martyn is on the bill and he’s brought along his equally brilliant friend, Nick Drake. Despite their wildly different natures – John is a maverick; charming, brash and reckless, whilst Nick is shy and pensive – the two are close friends. But whereas Martyn’s career has taken off with the release of his groundbreaking album, Solid Air, Nick’s has stalled after his last effort, Pink Moon. And he doesn’t want to talk about it.
Nemorino loves Adina; Adina ignores him and falls for the swaggering soldier Belcore instead; Nemorino resorts to desperate measures and tries a fake love potion sold to him by the charlatan magician Dr Dulcamara; the effects are surprising; Nemorino decides that he must forget Adina and join the army; on the brink of losing him, Adina realises that she loves Nemorino after all.
Given its first ever performance at Glyndebourne in 1946, Benjamin Britten created this opera with the poet Ronald Duncan, who wrote about their collaboration: ‘Britten and I worked at the same desk. We first discussed the shape of the whole drama and then spent several days working over this in order to reduce it to its essential simplicity. We kept our work fluid – even after it had gone to the printer and engraver, much to their dismay.’
A Midsummer Night's Dream
This MULTI-AWARD WINNING production has played to packed houses all over the world. A Midsummer Night's Dream is fresh, funny and beautifully lyrical.
Love and illusion collide in Shakespeare’s most magical play, when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable within the romantic chaos that ensues and misplaced passions are ignited as appearances become ever more deceptive.
The Comedy of Errors