GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET

Program Details
Air Time: 
05/16/2015 - 8:00pm - 11:29pm
Program Title: 
THE ENCHANTED ISLAND
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/
PSIP Description: 
The lovers in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on the island of The Tempest.
Long Description: 
In this new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world's best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In "The Enchanted Island," the lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Placido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand.