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18 Nov 2005

Emotional Torment, With Impulsive Volatility

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/music/18mids.html

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 18 November 2005]

For all its scenes of dancing fairies, woodland revels and hapless rustic mortals who fancy themselves tragedians, Britten's "Midsummer Night's Dream" is a disturbing opera. Britten makes you confront the twisted conflicts that lurk just below the surface of Shakespeare's fantastical play.

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