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The Tempest - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

Item# 044007349328


GRAMMY Award Winner - Best Opera Recording

The Tempest - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

Composer: Thomas Adès
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Artists:
Audrey Luna
Simon Keenlyside
Isabel Leonard
Alan Oke
Alek Shrader
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Production: Robert Lepage
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region: Region Free, Worldwide

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging.

Thomas Adès conducts the company premiere of his own opera, which has been widely acclaimed as a modern masterpiece since its 2004 premiere at London’s Royal Opera House, Convent Garden. “The Tempest is an extraordinary, exquisite composition,” says director Robert Lepage, who helms the production. “The opera captures the magic of Shakespeare’s last play. It is a box full of magic tricks, which makes it a gift for me and for the designers.”

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