Thomas Adès: The Tempest
December 29, 2012 - 1:00pm
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.”