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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Foolish mortals, impish fairies and the mysteries of the nighttime forest combine in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," this year's spellbinding production by Portland State's renowned opera program.

The opera, adapted by 20th Century composer Benjamin Britten from William Shakespeare's 16th Century comedy, is as enchanting to see as it is to hear. The directing team has created an ethereal world full of ambiguity and mischief, darkness and light, fantasy and reality. The staging melds with Britten's atmospheric harmonies for a truly dreamlike experience.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" debuted in 1960 and has become one of the most frequently performed operas written since World War II. PSU's production is staged by internationally acclaimed British director David Edwards, the 2014 Jeannine B. Cowles Distinguished Professor of Opera. Audiences may recall David's fine work two years ago for PSU's production of "Dialogues of the Carmelites."

Don't miss it. Get your tickets today.

About PSU Opera

Portland State has won awards from the National Opera Association and is the only university in Oregon that produces a full opera each year.

April 26, 29, May 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m.

April 27, 3 p.m. matinee

Lincoln Performance Hall

1620 SW Park Ave.


Adults $26

Senior (60+) $24

Groups $20

PSU Students/Faculty/Staff/RAPS $15

PSU Box Office 503-725-3307