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Production Team

Production: Robert Lepage
Set Designer: Jasmine Catudal
Costume Designer: Kym Barrett
Lighting Designed by: Michel Beaulieu
Video Designer: David Leclerc


Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2012-2013 season. Explore our Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season in New York City to view the current repertory.

The Tempest

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min.

“This is the Met at its adventurous best.” –Wall Street Journal

The New York Times calls Thomas Adès’s masterpiece “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years.” Robert Lepage’s “fantastical production…offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside… Ariel is a dazzling creation and Audrey Luna conquers the role… Jasmine Catudal’s sets are alluring and inventive… Adès drew a textured, glittering and suspenseful account of his opera from the great Met orchestra.” The Financial Times lauds the performance’s “rare virtuosity… Keenlyside sang with sensitive force… [and] loomed and brooded magnetically.” The Associated Press praises Adès’s “magical score… filled with memorable passages of striking originality,” and Classical Review heralds Lepage’s “dazzling and thought-provoking production.”

Production a gift of Mrs. Bert S. Turner and Robert L. Turner

Additional funding from the Wyncote Foundation, as recommended by
Frederick R. Haas and Daniel K. Meyer, M.D.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, L’Opéra de Québec, and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna

In collaboration with Ex Machina


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.