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Great Performances At The Met: The Enchanted Island

This extraordinary new work combines the world’s best singers, the glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In “The Enchanted Island,” the lovers from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" are shipwrecked on the other-worldly island of "The Tempest." Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast featuring David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Luca Pisaroni, Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo, with special guest star Plácido Domingo.

Danielle de Niese as Ariel and Plácido Domingo as Neptune in "The Enchanted Island."

Danielle de Niese as Ariel and Plácido Domingo as Neptune in "The Enchanted Island."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

David Daniels as Prospero and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

David Daniels as Prospero and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

David Daniels as Prospero and Danielle de Niese as Ariel from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

David Daniels as Prospero and Danielle de Niese as Ariel from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from "The Enchanted Island" with Luca Pisaroni as Caliban.

A scene from "The Enchanted Island" with Luca Pisaroni as Caliban.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Elizabeth DeShong as Hermia and Layla Claire as Helena.

Elizabeth DeShong as Hermia and Layla Claire as Helena.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Lisette Oropesa as Miranda and Anthony Roth Constanzo as Ferdinand in "The Enchanted Island."

Lisette Oropesa as Miranda and Anthony Roth Constanzo as Ferdinand in "The Enchanted Island."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Plácido Domingo stars as Neptune, god of the seas.

Plácido Domingo stars as Neptune, god of the seas.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Danielle de Niese as Ariel from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

Danielle de Niese as Ariel from Shakespare's "The Tempest."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera