New York Philharmonic to Present A Midsummer Night's Dream With Starry Cast
Scott will play Oberon and Theseus; Harden will play Hermia, Quince, and Cobweb; Davis will play Helena, Snout, and Moth; Emond will play Hippolyta and Titania; Rogers will play Egeus, Philostrate, Starveling, Mustardseed, and Puck; Pisoni will play Demetrius, Flute, and Peaseblossom; and Shamos will play Lysander and Bottom. The actors will be joined by singers Susan Gritton (soprano) and Patricia Risley (mezzo-soprano), who will perform Mendelssohn's music with the Philharmonic. The semi-staged production will be directed by Edward Berkeley and conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. The women of the New York Choral Artists will also participate in the production, which is the first program in the Philharmonic Festival "Visions of the Beyond."