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Ades: The Tempest

Luna Leonard Oke Kee Ades The Tempest
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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). "...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 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 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. The DVD features extra backstage material and interviews.
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