The Dream

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Music title: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
Arranger: John Lanchbery
Work definition: Ballet in one act
After/based on: Adapted from the play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare
Notes: The ballet premiered on the occasion of the Shakespeare Quartercentenary, performed with Kenneth MacMillan's 'Images of Love' and Robert Helpmann's 'Hamlet'.
World premiere: 2 April 1964, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 2 April 1964, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 2 April 1964, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
The Dream (1964) The Royal Ballet (59 performances online)
The Dream (1986) The Royal Ballet (71 performances online)