The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest Synopsis
Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his 2004 work, starring Simon Keenlyside.

Movie Reviews

May make it into standard repertoire

By musdent
The production of the Tempest was very well done. Performances were first rate and HD was very well done. This opera seems to have staying power. However it is more satisfyinig to watch than just...

The Tempest Was Worth It

By iobdennis
Excellent singing all 'round. Well-balanced cast. Interesting music. Caliban's last note and Ariel's beginning note to her final arietta was genius! Great Cirque staging and costumes too....

The Trmprst

By momm
I did not expect to like the opera as much as I did. the coloratura soprano was fantastic. Her vocal gymnastics were amazing as were her actual gymnastic skills as the sprite Ariel. I love Simon...

The Tempest - Tepid

By SATxn
Although the performers were excellent including Simon Keenleyside, Alek Shrader, Isabel Leonard, and Audrey Luna, the overall production design exciting, and good camera work, the music seemed on...

Amazing Modern Opera

By evildwarf
The Met has been on a lucky streak lately with 'modern' - Nixon In China, Doctor Atomic, and Satyagraha - but nothing tops this Thomas Ades opera based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. Everybody is...

The Tempest

By debirv
I'm not a big fan of Opera, but I know I should learn to like it. This is an excellent way to enjoy the whole experience. Thank you and I did have a good time....and will go again....

the tempest

By nessie2
An extraordinary show, and a special delight to have the composer conducting. Had seen it in Santa Fe and liked that version better than this version--but the Prospero here made up for any...

The Tempest

By skiddles
We enjoyed the production; as always at the Met the performances were excellent. We enjoyed not having any loud noise from the adjacent theaters. Thank you!...

Worth seeing!

By Mirta_
I'm a Rossini, Verdi, Mozart person who avoids new music. Yet the NYT's review was enthusiastic. So, I considered that I do like the Tempest, incl variations from Enchanted Isand to Prospero's...

Ades: The Tempest

By flmillner
Music is good mix of tonality and dissonance - a little more complicated than Britten. Plot is rather unconvincing, but not a rare event in operas. Singing is superior. Piece is not too long. ...

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