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The Tempest (Nov. 10, 2012)

Composer: Thomas Adès
Librettist: Libretto by Meredith Oakes, after the play by William Shakespeare

Adès; Luna, Leonard, Oke, Shrader, Keenlyside

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 22 min.

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his powerful opera based on Shakespeare’s last play, in Robert Lepage’s brilliantly inventive production. Simon Keenlyside is the magician Prospero, who conjures the storm that shipwrecks his enemies and sets in motion the course of events. Rising Met stars Isabel Leonard and Alek Shrader are the young lovers, Miranda and Ferdinand, Alan Oke sings the sinister Caliban, and Audrey Luna gives a memorable performance as the sprite Ariel.