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All A Capprofile #1
If you, like me, are a fan of both a cappella music and William Shakespeare, you are in for the best treat: from June 28 until June 30, Opera Hub presents the East Coast premiere of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream Opera A Cappella”! The show will be taking place at The Boston Center for the Arts and the tickets are, wait for it…
All you have to do is reserve your tickets through Opera Hub.
The show first premiered in Memphis, Tennessee on January 21st of 2011. It was created as a collaboration between Opera Memphis and Playhouse on the Square, featuring DeltaCappella. While the text is, of course, written by William Shakespeare, the music was written by Michael Ching. The show is a mix of opera, musical theatre, and a cappella styles, and has been making quite the impression on all those lucky enough to see it! It is also the first attempt by a North American opera company to create a completely a cappella, full length production on a mainstage.
The show seems to be created as one meant for storytelling– the language is intelligible and the plot is clear and easy to follow. The dialogue is communicated through both singing and talking, which helps to bring clarity to a show that can sometimes be a bit convoluted. The show hosts a cast of 25 young, local artists who really bring life to the story. The interesting way of re-creating “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” allows for a show that is both engaging and invigorating, and viewers will leave the show very happy that they came!