A Midsummer Night's Dream


A Midsummer Night's Dream

A midsummer Night's Dream is one of the best known and amazing ballet masterpieces. It is based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name that tells the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. The work was choreographer by George Balanchine, and the music was composed by Felix Mendelssohn. A Midsummer Night's Dream was first performed on January 17, 1962, at New York City Ballet.

The Royal Ballet premiered this beautiful performance in order to honor the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, with Arthur Mitchell as Puck, Edward Villella as Oberon and Melissa Hayden as Titania. The history tells that Oberon and Titania (the King and Queen of the fairies) discussing in a moonlit forest. Oberon, angry, sends Puck (one of his sprits) to fetch a flower, with magical properties that will make the Queen of the fairies fall in love with the first person she sees.

Meanwhile, two friends Helena and Demetrius and a pair of lovers Hermia and Lysander are walking into the woods. Once Oberon sees the friend orders Punk to sprinkle some of its drops into Demetrius' eyes so then Demetrius will fall in love with Helena. But Puck, who is not very intelligent, complicates the affairs of the pair of lovers and friends by charming the wrong man, Lysander, who falls in love with Helena.

A midsummer Night's Dream is a play full of fantasy, dreams, reality and love where many funny facts are mixed. Currently, this is performed by the world's famous ballets in almost all countries. A midsummer Night's Dream is definitely a play that is worth watching.