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William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island (2012)

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William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)

William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 180 min | 6,24+6,09 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

"A Showcase for and a love letter to a century of amazing music" is how the creator of The Enchanted Island, Jeremy Sams, described this spectacular operatic pasticcio of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell and others. Premiered at the Metropolitan in New York on New Year's Eve 2011, it stars Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Danielle de Niese and Placido Domingo, and is conducted by William Christie.
With a story based on Shakespear's The Tempest and a Midsummer Night's Dream, it was not the work of a contemporary composer, but instead, drew on works by figures of the Baroque era Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Campra, Ferrandini, Leclair and Rebel. Devised by the British writer, librettist and translator, Jeremy Sams, the piece revived the 18th century tradition of the plasticcio, taking arias from a variety of different sources and setting them to a new libretto.

Performer:
Prospero - David Daniels
Ariel - Danielle de Niese
Sycorax - Joyce DiDonato
Caliban - Luca Pisaroni
Miranda - Lisette Oropesa
Helena - Layla Claire
Demetrius - Paul Appleby
Lysander - Elliot Madore
Neptune - Plácido Domingo
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Conductor - William Christie

William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)
William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)
William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)
William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)
William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)