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Benjamin Britten

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

12th, 13th, 15th, 16th June

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A lovers tiff between fairy-king Oberon and his queen Tytania leads to a night of mistaken identities, confused lovers and alarming transformations.

Based on Shakespeare’s comedy, with a magical score by Benjamin Britten, this new production for NHO will be directed by Anna Morrissey (Noye’s Fludde 2017) and designed by Simon Kenny (Le Nozze di Figaro 2018).

A cast of young artists will shine as the NHO theatre is transformed for the opening of our 2019 festival. Our fantastic NHO Children’s Chorus will make a welcome return as the Chorus of Fairies.

Featuring the Britten Sinfonia, under the baton of conductor Nicholas Chalmers.

  • “Nevill Holt Opera scores again for its place in the top league – 5 stars”

    Opera Now

  • “An indisputable triumph, this can truly be called a home for music”

    The Telegraph

Creative Team

Anna morrissey


Anna Morrissey

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Simon Kenny

Nicholas Chalmers (1)


Nicholas Chalmers

DM Wood Headshot

Lighting Designer

D M Wood

Performance dates

  • Wednesday 12th June, 5pm
  • Thursday 13th June, 5pm
  • Saturday 15th June, 5pm
  • Sunday 16th June, 3pm

Ticket prices

  • Tier A = £125 to £145
  • Tier B = £110 to £130
  • Tier C = £85 to £105

Running Time
Weekdays and Saturdays: 5pm to 9.30pm, Sundays: 3pm to 7.15pm

Grounds open 2 hours before each performance starts.

All performances include a long dining interval of between 75 and 90 minutes.

Priority Booking

Priority booking opens to members in January 2019. To access priority booking and guarantee your ticket, become a Nevill Holt Opera Member.

Public Booking opens on Friday 8th February.

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