The Enchanted Island (Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi & others)
Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who’s who of Baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night¹s Dream. David Daniels is Prospero, Joyce DiDonato is Sycorax, and Plácido Domingo sings Neptune. Danielle de Niese and Luca Pisaroni co-star, along with Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo. This dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met¹s 125th Anniversary Gala).
Cast & Production:
William Christie; Danielle de Niese (Ariel), Lisette Oropesa (Miranda), Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax), David Daniels (Prospero), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Ferdinand), Plácido Domingo (Neptune), Luca Pisaroni (Caliban) Phelim McDermott (Production); Julian Crouch (Associate Director & Set Designer); Kevin Pollard (Costume Designer); Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Designer); Graciela Daniele (Choreographer); 59 Productions (Animation & Projection Design)
Note: All casting subject to change