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Thomas Ades' The Tempest

From the Royal Opera House

Saturday 23 June 2007 18:30-20:45 (Radio 3)

Ades' operatic version of Shakespeare's play was a hit at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, when it was premiered in 2004. This year it returned to London with many of the same star singers who originally created the roles, including Simon Keenlyside as the sorcerer Prospero, Ian Bostridge as the misunderstood monster Caliban, and Cyndia Sieden as the airy spirit Ariel, singing one of the most stratospheric soprano parts ever written.

Duration:

2 hours 15 minutes

Playlist:

Prospero ...... Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Miranda ...... Kate Royal (soprano)
Ferdinand ...... Toby Spence (tenor)
Caliban ...... Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Ariel ...... Cyndia Sieden (soprano)
King of Naples ...... Philip Langridge (tenor)
Antonio ...... Donald Kaasch (tenor)
Sebastian ...... Jonathan Summers (baritone)
Trinculo ...... David Cordier (countertenor)
Stefano ...... Stephen Richardson (bass-baritone)
Gonzalo ...... Graeme Danby (bass)

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Thomas Ades (conductor)




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