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Le Poisson Rouge & The Met: An Evening with Thomas Adès & The Tempest

Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street

Friday, October 26, 6:30pm & 9pm

In this special one-night-only program, Thomas Adès curates an evening of music inspired by Shakespeare’s play, including arias from his opera and other settings of The Tempest. Works by Adès, Ives, Purcell, Stravinsky, and Tippett will be performed by chamber musicians and Met artists, including Adès on piano. 


Past Events

Guggenheim Museum: Works & Process

Peter B. Lewis Theater

1071 Fifth Avenue

Monday, October 8, 7:30pm

Composer-conductor Thomas Adès and director Robert Lepage discuss their production of Adès’s operatic version of Shakespeare’s Tempest with Met General Manager Peter Gelb. Met artists will perform excerpts from the opera.


The Greene Space: An Evening with the Metropolitan Opera

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space

44 Charlton Street (corner of Charlton and Varick)

Wednesday, October 10, 7pm

Excerpts from The Tempest will be featured in this live preview of the Met’s fall productions at WQXR’s Greene Space. Composer Thomas Adès and soprano Audrey Luna, who sings Ariel, will join other Met stars for an evening of music and discussion about the upcoming Met season.

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Shakespeare Society

Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College

68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues

Monday, October 15, 7pm

This evening of readings, song, commentary, and conversation with director Robert Lepage will explore theatrical and operatic versions of The Tempest. Actors will read scenes from the Bard’s play and Met artists will sing excerpts from the opera.


MetTalk: The Tempest 

Metropolitan Opera Auditorium

Friday, October 19, 5:30pm

Composer-conductor Thomas Adès, director Robert Lepage, and baritone Simon Keenlyside, who sings Prospero, talk with General Manager Peter Gelb about bringing Adès's contemporary masterpiece to the Met stage.