Met Opera 2011-2012: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND

Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi & others The Enchanted Island


Saturday 11 February & Sunday 12 February (Check with cinemas for additional screenings and variations)

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-worldly 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 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 Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125 anniversary gala).

CONDUCTOR: WILLIAM CHRISTIE; PRODUCTION: PHELIM MCDERMOTT PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, DAVID DANIELS, JOYCE DIDONATO APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 hours 35 minutes including 1 intermission (Check closer to screening date) Back to the Met Opera: Captured Live in HD 2011-2012 titles IMAGES

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