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Dec. 22 2012

12/29/12 – The Tempest – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera

The Tempest by Thomas Adès
Libretto by Meredith Oakes

Sung in English
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 41 min., including one intermission

The New York Times calls Thomas Adès’s masterpiece “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years.” Robert Lepage’s “fantastical production…offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside… Ariel is a dazzling creation and Audrey Luna conquers the role… Jasmine Catudal’s sets are alluring and inventive… Adès drew a textured, glittering and suspenseful account of his opera from the great Met orchestra.” The Financial Times lauds the performance’s “rare virtuosity… Keenlyside sang with sensitive force… [and] loomed and brooded magnetically.” The Associated Press praises Adès’s “magical score… filled with memorable passages of striking originality,” and Classical Review heralds Lepage’s “dazzling and thought-provoking production.”

 

Cast/Crew

Prospero: Simon Keenlyside
Miranda: Isabel Leonard
Ariel: Audrey Luna
Caliban: Alan Oke
Ferdinand: Alek Shrader
Stefano: Kevin Burdette
Trinculo: Iestyn Davies
Antonio: Toby Spence
Sebastian: Christopher Feigum
Gonzalo: John Del Carlo
King of Naples: William Burden

Conductor: Thomas Adès

Production: Robert Lepage
Set Designer: Jasmine Catudal
Costume Designer: Kym Barrett
Lighting Designed by: Michel Beaulieu
Video Designer: David Leclerc

Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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