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Lowell House Opera presents Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

It's Shakespeare, so it's cultural that way...right? :)

I wanted to plug an upcoming opera at Harvard--I'm playing in the 2nd violin section of the pit orchestra. It's a really lively and fun opera adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most popular plays and promises to be a great show!

WHAT: Lowell House Opera
WHERE: Lowell House Dining Hall (12 Holyoke Place, Cambridge), on Harvard's campus
WHEN: March 27, 29, 30, April 3, 5, 6 - 8:30, ~3-hour runtime*
TICKETS: $30/20 for opening night (adults and students/seniors), $20/$12 for all other shows - available through the Harvard box office (in person, via phone, or online) -

* I'd love to meet you all, but I'll be absent for the March 29-30 shows. So if it works for you to attend on one of the other 4 nights... :)

Established in 1938, the Lowell House Opera is the longest continually performing opera company in New England, featuring students and professionals from both Harvard and the greater Cambridge/Boston area. Each year, dozens of artists and student artists volunteer their time to stage a production with full orchestra, costumes, sets, and lighting in the Lowell House Dining Hall. The operas are often performed in their original language, with English supertitles projected in front of the stage. The hall functions as a more intimate performance venue particularly suited to lighter voices that enables audience members to experience opera up close.

With this year’s production, Lowell House Opera joins the worldwide festivities celebrating the centennial year of Benjamin Britten, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century and greatest composers in British music history. A master of modern opera, Britten skillfully captures the magical world within Shakespeare’s classic text through colorful tone painting. This kaleidoscopic soundscape in A Midsummer Night’s Dream is made possible in part through an unusual orchestration, a treble chorus, the spritely spoken role of Puck, and the use of a countertenor for the role of Oberon, king of the fairies.

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