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Alain Gabriel in Le Songe D'une Nuit D'ete

Le Songe D'une Nuit D'ete

1994 NR

Director-producer Pierre Jourdan stages this 1994 performance of Ambroise Thomas's comic opera based loosely on William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (Shakespeare purists should take note of the word "loosely," as the opera intertwines the lives of Queen Elizabeth I, Falstaff and Shakespeare himself!) Filmed live at France's Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, the production stars Ghyslaine Raphanel and Alain Gabriel.