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Tempest, The

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A brand new opera by Thomas Adès based on Shakespeare's valedictory drama. Read More >

tempest - ROH
Following on from last year’s Sophie’s Choice, new work specially comissioned by The Royal Opera features again in this Season with The Tempest, based on the Shakespeare play. The music is by Thomas Adès, a young British composer who established his international reputation through the huge success of his chamber opera Powder her Face (1995) and whose orchestral works are performed by the world’s great symphony orchestras. Poet and playwright Meredith Oakes, whose previous opera work has been praised for its vivacity and wit, contributes the libretto while Tom Cairns makes his directorial debut.

Sung in English with surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 10/02/2004

Closing Night: 20/02/2004

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Cast & Creative


Simon Keenlyside, Christine Rice, Topy Spence, Ian Bostridge, Cyndia Sieden, Philip Langridge, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, Lawrence Zazzo, Stephen Richardson


Director - Tom Cairns

Producer - The Royal Opera

Designer - Tom Cairns & Moritz Junge

Conductor - Thomas Adès

Author - Thomas Adès, Libretto by Meredith Oakes

Lyrics By - Meredith Oakes

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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