William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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As for the human touch, Simon Boswell (as explained in the liner notes) decided that the humans introduce opera which is foreign to the fairies- and in many cases, to us people of the pop culture of 2003. The opera he uses was appropriate and relevant in turn of the century Italy, the time the film is set. The film starred Kevin Klein, Michelle Pfeiffer and Calista Flockheart, a group of Edwardians who are tangled up in a chaotic romantic mess in the woods. The selections from the operas here are excellent.Read more ›
My favorite opera aria, "Nessun Dorma," passionately sung by Pavarotti, is here, and I never tire of it. What can I say? Great music befits a classic story--and this is a perfect example of that idea.
Buy it, and find yourself entranced. True magic worthy of the Fae themselves...
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Nice music. I purchased this item after seeing the movie. Fun movie and great music. I recommended this item as a buy.Published on January 10, 2013 by Camp Hill Grandma
Delightful and brilliantly chosen music, from the works of Mendelssohn, Verdi and Puccini, among others, which acompanies the equally brilliant film adaptation of Shakepeare's... Read morePublished on March 31, 2009 by Mr
I saw the movie, which was excellent, and wanted the soundtrack. The music is beautiful, and it's so nice to hear the complete versions of songs that you only heard bits of in the... Read morePublished on October 28, 2008 by Mrs. Entity
This is and elegant peice of artwork! The music adds a feeling of love, magic, and beauty. This is one of the best classical/Soudtrack CD I have ever heard. Read morePublished on February 13, 2005
This is an excellent CD, I am an actor and we are using this CD for our own production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream. Read morePublished on March 4, 2003
Simon Boswell's movie was a brilliant new twist on the Shakespeare classic. Set in turn of the century Italy, the soundtrack combines opera and excerpts from Mendelsshon's... Read morePublished on August 31, 2002