A Midsummer Night`s Dream
06.03.2018 - 27.03.2018 | 19:30 | Wiener Burgtheater
At two separate times, Felix Mendelssohn composed music for William Shakespeare`s play, A Midsummer Night`s Dream. First in 1826, near the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). Later, in 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March. The German title reads Ein Sommernachtstraum.
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The Burgtheater (en: (Imperial) Court Theatre), originally known as K.K. Theater an der Burg, then until 1918 as the K.K. Hofburgtheater, is the Austrian National Theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world.The Burgtheater was created in 1741 and has become known as `die Burg` by the Viennese population;its theatre company of more or less regular members has created a traditional style and speech typical of Burgtheater performances.