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The best classical and opera in June 2019—A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Matthias Goerne

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Matthias Goerne © Caroline de Bon

Matthias Goerne © Caroline de Bon


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nevill Holt Opera, Leicestershire, 12th to 16th June

Though a newcomer to the country house opera scene, and outside the usual circuit, Leicestershire’s Nevill Holt Opera is a musical powerhouse set in the loveliest surroundings. The 17th-century stable-block of Nevill Holt Hall becomes an intimate theatre which hosts two productions each year. Mozart’s Così fan tutte is coming up, but the opener is Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream—a deliciously funny take…

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