Met Opera Winter Encores 2014 - The Enchanted Island

Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others

The Enchanted Island

Screening from September 13, 2014

A contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast is headed by David Daniels as Prospero, Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and the legendary Plácido Domingo as Neptune. William Christie conducts this dazzling world-premiere production.

Originally screened in the 2011-2012 season

Running time: 3 hours 13 minutes including intermission

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