Deutschlandfunk Kultur broadcasts „A Midsummer Night's Dream" from the Vienna State Opera

After 55 years, the Vienna State Opera is once again showing a production of Benjamin Britten's „A Midsummer Night's Dream" - with Simone Young on the podium. The new production celebrated its premiere on 2 October 2019 and was enthusiastically received. For Simone Young there is a red thread in the score despite all the confusion: The magical. „You keep coming across the magic sounds expressed by the glissandi in the deep strings. That sounds to me like a big tree winding in a storm. These sounds of nature are also the world of Britten, or more precisely: the world of Britten at 3 o'clock in the morning, between dream and nightmare."

On 12 October 2019 at 19.05, Deutschlandfunk Kultur will broadcast a recording of the performance from 5 October 2019.