Le songe d’une nuit d’été


Le Songe d'une nuit d'été (A Midsummer Night's Dream) by William Shakespeare was written in 1594. It was set to music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Ein Sommernachtstraum) in 1826.

The Grooms' version was an adaptation of the Mendelsshon work for an amateur wind orchestra, an ensemble of professional brass band players and a narrator who adapted elements of Shakespeare's text.

This show was commissioned by the theatre of Mayence (Germany) in 2009. It was performed again in 2011 with the Chinon wind orchestra.

Directed by : Lionel Parlier
Music : Felix Mendelssohn
Adaptation : Jacques Auffray
Musical direction : Antoine Rosset