A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten

 

Aldeburgh Festival
Snape Maltings

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream took us into an enchanted Suffolk wood and, with artless simplicity, cast spells " Guardian


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"Her use of mysterious shadows and silhouetted semblances, as well as a subtle alternation of black and white with colour, helps her differentiate between the disparate groups who interact therein. Add to this a directorial approach that hits exactly the right balance between lightness and seriousness that the piece requires to succeed, and the result is nigh-on flawless." Stage

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"Netia Jones has found a visual language in tune with Britten's music"
Times

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"In her new production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Netia Jones takes us deep into the canopied groves of Oberon's forest, luring us into the nocturnal embrace of the wood with a heady 'physick' of disorientating visual charms " Opera Today

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"Fairy spotlights flash through a dappled argent backdrop as top-hatted fairies, sporting Andy Warhol-like blonde hair and tiny round sunglasses, streak across the stage. Rustling leaves, shot through with shafts of sunlight, place us in a woodland where danger lurks"
Bachtrack