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Ades: The Tempest / Keenlyside, Ades, Met Opera

Release Date: 09/17/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001902809  
Composer:  Thomas Adčs
Performer:  Christopher FeigumToby SpenceSimon KeenlysideAlan Oke,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas Adčs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Based on Shakespeare’s great play, the new opera by English composer Thomas Ades has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece. Released on DVD for the first time ever. “The Tempest” tells the story of the magician Prospero and his daughter Miranda, shipwrecked on an enchanted island where human dramas intertwine with supernatural happenings. An exceptional new release ahead of the Shakespeare anniversary year (450th birthday on 26th April 2014).

Visually spectacular and endlessly inventive, the production by visionary director Robert Lepage places the drama in a glittering recreation of Milan’s La Scala opera house. “The Tempest” features a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside as Prospero – the role
Read more he created at the opera’s premiere at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Miranda is sung by Met rising-star Isabel Leonard and Audrey Luna gives a truly staggering display of vocal virtuosity as the spirit Ariel. The performance, captured live at The Met, is conducted by the composer Thomas Ades. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, L’Opera de Quebec, and the Wiener Staatsoper.

“...magical score... filled with memorable passages of striking originality” - Associated Press
“One of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years.” - The New York Times
“This is the Met at its adventurous best” – Wall Street Journal

Picture Format: 16:9 · Filmed live in High Definition
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Korean
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Works on This Recording

The Tempest by Thomas Adčs
Performer:  Christopher Feigum (Baritone), Toby Spence (Tenor), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone),
Alan Oke (Baritone), Isabel Leonard (Mezzo Soprano), Audrey Luna (Soprano),
Alek Shrader (Tenor), Iestyn Davies (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Adčs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 

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