Written October 24, 2014
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
Written December 21, 2014
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.
Written December 23, 2014
Beautiful, creative production, interesting staging, and fine voices. NOT enjoyable music ! Wouldn't go see it again in the future and wouldn't buy a CD or DVD of this one, for sure !
Written November 11, 2012
This version of the Tempest by the modern opera composer, Thomas Ades is wonderful. The music fits the emotions and the libretto makes clear the essential story. The staging is very good, the singing is very good. What more can you ask.
Written July 29, 2014
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).