Opens October 23, 2012
Interview with director Robert Lepage
Audio excerpt courtesy of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Faber Music Ltd., London.
Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his 2004 work, which has been widely acclaimed as a modern masterpiece. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. Baritone Simon Keenlyside stars in the leading role, which he has sung to great acclaim in London.