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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Opera. A production by Robert Lepage conducted by Thomas Adès of his version of the Shakespeare play to a libretto by Meredith Oakes, taped live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. With Simon Keenlyside as Prospero, Audrey Luna as Ariel, and Isobel Leonard as Miranda. The broadcast is introduced by Margaret Juntwait. The interval includes comments by Thomas Adès, Robert Lepage, Meredith Oakes and Simon Keenlyside.The broadcast is introduced by Margaret Juntwait. The interval includes comments by Thomas Adès, Robert Lepage, Meredith Oakes and Simon Keenlyside.
Series
Opera on 3: Live from the Met
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
29 Dec 2012 at 18:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
195 (inc. interval)

Credits

Producer
Robert Lepage
Writer
Meredith Oakes
Music
Thomas Ades
Contributor
Margaret Juntwait
Cast
Simon KeenleysideProspero
Isabel LeonardMiranda
Audrey LunaAriel
Alan OkeCaliban
Alek ShraderFerdinand
Iestyn DaviesTrinculo
Toby SpenceAntonio

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York
Theatre company
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest

Notes

Notes
The opera was recorded live on 10 November 2012.
History
The performance is also available on DVD and is catalogued separately on this database.
Reviews
"The New York Times called Thomas Adès’s masterpiece ‘one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years,' noting that ‘Adès drew a textured, glittering and suspenseful account of his opera from the great Met orchestra.' The Financial Times lauded the performance’s ‘rare virtuosity... Keenlyside sang with sensitive force... [and] loomed and brooded magnetically.'" (BBC programme information),

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Address
USA

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

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