WRTI Spotlight
6:02 am
Mon December 24, 2012

The Met Opera: Thomas Ades' THE TEMPEST, Dec. 29 at 1 pm

The New York Times calls Thomas Adès’s masterpiece “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years….and offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside… Ariel is a dazzling creation and Audrey Luna conquers the role…Adès drew a textured, glittering and suspenseful account of his opera from the great Met orchestra.” The Financial Times lauds the performance’s “rare virtuosity… Keenlyside sang with sensitive force… [and] loomed and brooded magnetically.” The Associated Press praises Adès’s “magical score… filled with memorable passages of striking originality." Saturday, December 29, 1 to 4 pm

Synopsis

  CAST:
Conductor:  Thomas Adès
Prospero: Simon Keenlyside
Ariel: Audrey Luna
Miranda: Isabel Leonard
Trinculo: Iestyn Davies
Ferdinand: Alek Shrader
Caliban: Alan Oke
King of Naples: William Burden
Antonio: Toby Spence

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