Event A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 1 October 1984
Opening Date 4 October 1984
Last Date 25 October 1984
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description When Elijah Moshinsky's production of this Britten work was first seen in Sydney, critics described it as "a production of quicksilver pace and fertile imagination" and yet another said "a work of nocturnal enchantment, of pure magic".
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Stuart Maunder Assistant Director Staff Director
Robert Taylor Assistant Stage Manager Relieving due to flu epidemic
Benjamin Britten Composer
Vojtech Hlinka Concert Master
William Reid Conductor
Tazeena Firth Designer
Timothy O'Brien Designer
Elijah Moshinsky Director
Roger Barratt Lighting Designer
Anson Austin Singer Lysander
Fergus Austin Singer Peaseblossom
Jennifer Bermingham Singer Hermia
Christopher Dawes Singer Snout
Robert Eddie Singer Snug
Graeme Ewer Singer Flute
John Fulford Singer Demetrius
Beryl Furlan Singer Helena
John Germain Singer Starveling
Alan Light Singer Quince
Christopher Matthies Singer Moth
Jennifer McGregor Singer Tytania
Anthony Phipps Singer Cobweb
Patricia Price Singer Hippolyta
Anthony Warlow Singer Puck
John Wegner Singer Theseus
Gregory Yurisich Singer Bottom
James Bowman Singing Group Oberon
David Crooks Stage Manager
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 8 performances: Oct 1, 4, 10, 13, 16, 18, 22 and 25. During the 1984 Flu Epidemic the Opera Company was hit hard with second and third casts as well as understudies going on. Stage Management was also affected and Robert Taylor came in as Relief Assistant Stage Manager on this production having been with the Company for the Summer Season as NIDA Secondment
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera house, A Year of Fine Entertainment 1984
AusStage Submit Form
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Oct 1984
Cast List 13/10/84 7.30pm
Event Identifier 63096