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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 by Deborah Voight.
Series
Metropolitan Opera: Live in Hd
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Multimedia
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
21 Jan 2012 at 12:55
Duration
210 mins

Credits

Producer
Phelim McDermott
Writer
Jeremy Sams
Music
William Christie
Production Design
Julian Crouch
Costume
Kevin Pollard
Contributor
Deborah Voigt
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

Notes
Transmission time given in ET.
The HD video is available for streaming on the Met Player, the Met’s online subscription streaming service http://www.metoperafamily.org/met_player/index.aspx
History
World premiere December 31 2011, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY transmitted live in various movie theatres around the world. Broadcast live on BBC Radio in the ‘Opera on 3: Live from the Met’ series (see separate entry).

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.metoperafamily.org/met_player/index.aspx
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Address
USA

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