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The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest Encore

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The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest Encore
  • Genre: Musical, Program
  • Release Date: 2012-11-28 Limited
  • Running Time: 190 min.
  • Directors: Robert Lepage, Thomas Adès
  • Cast: Simon Keenlyside
  • Writers: Thomas Adès, Meredith Oakes

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his 2004 work, which has been widely praised as a modern masterpiece. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. The magnetic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a role he has sung to great acclaim in London.

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