Kira Dills-Desurra, Mezzo-Soprano

The Fairy Queen

Dates  Venue

Music by Henry Purcell
Adaptation by CULTURE CLASH & Andreas Mitisek


“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” This re-imagination of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a gender-bending culture clash of social satire. Shakespeare’s labyrinth of foolish love is explored through our multicultural America and fused together through Purcell’s musical magic. The iconic CULTURE CLASH troupe updates the story with a Chicano tinge, and MUSICA ANGELICA—LA’s premiere Baroque Orchestra – creates authentic sound.

Two hours and 25 minutes including one 15 minute intermission
Sung in English

Pre-Opera Talk
One hour before each performance, join us for a pre-opera talk with Artistic Director, Andreas Mitisek. Valid to all ticket holders.

Critical Acclaim

"Also covering the lead roles … mezzo-soprano Kira Dills-DeSurra ...sang strongly and often very beautifully. In an ensemble of this size, the quality of each individual voice was apparent, and the young singers revealed themselves to be first-rate artists in the making. "
- Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts


Sunday January 22, 2017 2:30 PM
Saturday January 28, 2017 2:30 PM
Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00 PM


The Beverly O'Neill Theater

300 E Ocean Boulevard

The Fairy Queen – Kira Dills-Desurra