Ades: The Tempest

By flmillner
Written May 03, 2015
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. Deserves more than one hearing.
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The Tempest

By skiddles
Written December 01, 2015
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!
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Ades's Tempest is a Masterpiece

By Bostonflick
Written May 05, 2015
The music is incredibly moving, the cast is fabulous, the adaptation of the play is superb, and the stage production is wonderful. The performance was so evocative that it haunted me the next day. If you like opera, you will probably love this. I also love the intermission interviews with the stars--Debra Voight did the interviews for this performance.
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First Opera ever!!

By ben_elkins
Written March 26, 2015
This was the first Opera in this setting I've seen and I highly rate this experience. It was so insightful and I left with such an understanding of the work. I cannot wait to experience another Opera in this format!! - Ben
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THE TEMPEST

By disbro101
Written July 02, 2015
A great new production from the Met, superbly directed, sung, staged. The music is modern but very beautiful and suited to the subject of Shakespeare's play. The libretto, compared to Shakespeare, was jingly and simpleminded--not successful in my opinion. The Regal Carousel theater where I saw it has a superior sound system to two other theaters I have viewed Met HD in, one in Dewitt, one in NYC (the Ziegfeld).
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