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A Midsummer Night's Dream UK - 1960
Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976 UK 2*
Libretto by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears based on the play by Shakespeare
First performance at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh Festival on 11 June 1960
English libretto - Spanish translation
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Set to a libretto adapted from the Shakespeare play by himself and his partner Peter Pears, Britten's work is rare in operatic history in that it features a countertenor in the male lead role.