Folle Journée de Nantes: A Midsummer Night's Dream
28th edition: "Ode to the Night"
NANTES – CITÉ DES CONGRÈS
AUDITORIUM VICTOR HUGO
Tickets: €13 to €26
Online reservations from Saturday December 10 at 9AM
A major source of inspiration throughout the history of art, the night has particularly inspired musicians: as far back as the origins of the world, they have sung its poetry and explored all its aspects. Peaceful or tormented, serene or disturbing, clear or dark, the night comes in an infinite variety of atmospheres that composers have always endeavored to capture and recreate.
Claire Gibault and musicians of the PMO are very happy to be back in Nantes and in the Pays de la Loire region for this 28th edition of the Folle Journée dedicated to the magnificent theme: “Ode to the Night”.
Directly inspired by Shakespeare’s comedy, of which it wonderfully recreates the atmosphere of nocturnal magic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn’s orchestral masterpiece, is one of the most beautiful romantic evocations of the night, particularly the central Nocturne which depicts the sleep of the protagonists asleep by the elf Puck.