Metropolitan Opera - The Enchanted Island Reviews
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Luca Pisaroni (Caliban)
Anthony Roth Costanzo (Ferdinand)
Danielle de Niese (Ariel)
David Daniels (Prospero), Luca Pisaroni (Caliban)
Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax)

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The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera

No. of reviews: 20

Success turned out to be skimpy
17 Feb 12 / Opera
Un pastiche sinon rien
1 Feb 12 / Forum Opéra
Une "Enchanted Island" enchanteresse
31 Jan 12 / Le Monde
The Baroque revival is on track
28 Jan 12 / Opera Today
A terrible first half was rescued by a wonderful final hour
24 Jan 12 / Telegraph
The fatal disconnect between music and plot ensured that brain and emotion never engaged
24 Jan 12 / Independent
Alter Zauber, neue Insel
24 Jan 12 / FAZ
A baroque opera mash-up
8 Jan 12 / The Huffington Post
Promoting the baroque in an ADHD world
6 Jan 12 / Wall Street Journal
Jukebox is baroque
6 Jan 12 / New York Post
'Enchanted Island' casts spell on Domingo, Met crowd
4 Jan 12 / Bloomberg
Profoundly shallow: Met’s Island only intermittently enchanting
4 Jan 12 / New York Observer
"Enchanted Island" an operatic romp in need of stronger musical strategy
4 Jan 12 / Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Enchanted Island" is an unabashed extravaganza, both musically and visually
3 Jan 12 / The Huffington Post
Success turned out to be skimpy
3 Jan 12 / Financial Times
"Enchanted Island" a clever Met concoction
2 Jan 12 / San Francisco Chronicle
Met’s strong cast and magical staging win out over PC cliches
2 Jan 12 / The Classical Review
Shiny bibelot from Shakespeare, Handel & Co.
2 Jan 12 / New York Times
Metropolitan Opera presents world premier Baroque pastiche: “The Enchanted Island”
2 Jan 12 / Seen and Heard
Noble salvage
2 Jan 12 / parterre box
The Enchanted Island at the Met - in pictures
The New York Met Opera's latest production features hidden gems of baroque music, a set of Shakespearean characters embarking on new adventures, and an all-star cast in a stunningly visual new production.
The Enchanted Island: the isle is full of mash-ups
A new opera, made from chopped-up bits of baroque music and The Tempest, is about to hit UK cinemas. Its creator Jeremy Sams relives a labour of love.
The Met’s gleeful baroque mash-up
“The Enchanted Island,” which receives its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve. Another creative use of leftovers, it is a Franken-opera formed from the severed limbs of other operas.
Joyce DiDonato to spend New Year's Eve working magic
The mezzo-soprano will play the evil sorceress Sycorax in the Baroque opera "The Enchanted Island."
A voice perfect for playing kings, demons and gods
On New Year's Eve, New York's Metropolitan Opera will debut a new work in an unusual genre: It might be described as an opera mash-up. The Enchanted Island will include bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni.
Old songs, new story
A new-style baroque extravaganza at the Met gives a fresh setting to some of the best arias of the period.
Production details
de Niese, Oropesa, DiDonato, Daniels/Costanzo, Costanzo/Mandelbaum, Domingo, Pisaroni
(c) Christie (d) McDermott
Performance dates
31 December 2011, 4, 7, 12, 14, 17, 21(m), 25, 28, 30 January 2012
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