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Enchanted Island, The

Synopsis
Opera. Conductor William Christie and librettist Jeremy Sams assembled the score from the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others. A pastiche retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production was directed for stage by Phelim McDermott. Hosted for the BBC by Margaret Junwait with Ira Siff.
Series
Opera on 3: Live from the Met
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
21 Jan 2012 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
210 mins

Credits

Producer
Phelim McDermott
Writer
Jeremy Sams
Music
William Christie
Production Design
Julian Crouch
Costume
Kevin Pollard
Cast
David DanielsProspero
Lisette OropesaMiranda
Danielle de NieseAriel
Luca PisaroniCaliban
Anthony Roth CostanzoFerdinand
Elizabeth DeShongHermia
Elliot MadoreLysander
Joyce DiDonatoSycorax
Layla ClaireHelena
Paul ApplebyDemetrius
Plácido DomingoNeptune

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
New York Metropolitan Opera and Chorus
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Enchanted Island, The

Notes

History
World premiere December 31 2011, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY. Broadcast in the The Met Live on HD series. Hosted by Deborah Voight.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Address
USA

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive, Oral History

Email
oralhistory@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/sound/ohist/oralhistory.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7404
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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