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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1986)

New York City Ballet

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George Balanchine’s enchanting, evening-length ode to Shakespeare’s comedy features a cast that includes Maria Calegari (Titania), Ib Andersen (Oberon), and Jean-Pierre Frohlich (Puck). Set to music by Felix Mendelssohn, A Midsummer Night’s Dream weaves a tale of love and magic in delightful fashion. Robert Irving conducts the New York City Ballet Orchestra in this 1986 performance recorded by Live From Lincoln Center.

New York City Ballet
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Scenery by David Hays
Costumes by Karinska
Lighting by Ronald Bates

Conductor: Robert Irving

New York City Ballet Orchestra
The Cast
Titania MARIA CALEGARI

Oberon IB ANDERSEN
Puck JEAN-PIERRE FROHLICH
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons VICTORIA HALL
Theseus, Duke of Athens CORNEL CRABTREE
Titania’s Cavalier JOCK SOTO
Helena, in love with Demetrius STEPHANIE SALAND
Hermia, in love with Lysander JUDITH FUGATE
Lysander, beloved of Hermia KIPLING HOUSTON
Demetrius, suitor of Hermia PETER FRAME
Bottom LAURENCE MATTHEWS
Butterfly KATRINA KILLIAN
Act II Divertissement MERRILL ASHLEY and ADAM LÜDERS

Broadcast on May 24, 1986, Live from Lincoln Center

For Live From Lincoln Center:
Executive Producer: John Goberman
Directed for Television by Kirk Browning

The dancers and stage managers on the production appear through the courtesy of the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO.

This presentation was made possible through the courtesy of the Musicians Union Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO; the Theatrical Protective Union Local No. One, I.A.T.S.E, AFL-CIO; the Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764, I.A.T.S.E; and the United Scenic Artists Local 829, I.A.T.S.E, AFL-CIO.

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Available from Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 pm ET until Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 pm ET
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