July 16

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORE: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

GEORGE FRIDRICH HANDEL, ANTONIO VIVALDI, JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

DEVISED AND WRITTEN BY JEREMY SAMS

2013-2014 HD OPERA SEASON

JULY 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

RUN TIME: 3 HRS 15 MIN

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-wordly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phleim McDermott and Julian Courch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125 anniversary gala).  Original transmission: Saturday, January 21, 2012

CONDUCTOR: William Christie

PRODUCTION: Julian Crouch & Phelim McDermott

CAST: Danielle de Niese, Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Plácido Domingo, Luca Pisaroni

CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:

http://www.metopera.org/uploadedFiles/MetOpera/watch_and_listen/Live_in_HD/11-12_Season/EnchantedIsland.HD.synopsis.US.DATES.pdf

 VIDEO: Video courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera

 

PHOTOS: Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera

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Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax, Placido Domingo as Neptune, and David Daniels as Prospero in “The Enchanted Island.” Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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A scene from “The Enchanted Island” with Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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A scene from “The Enchanted Island” with Placido Domingo as Neptune. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera