The Enchanted Island

Music by

pasticcio

Metropolitan Opera

New York, NY

Saturday December 31, 2011 - 6:30 PM
Wednesday January 4, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Saturday January 7, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Thursday January 12, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Saturday January 14, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Saturday January 21, 2012 - 1:00 PM
Wednesday January 25, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Saturday January 28, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Monday January 30, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Cast

Ariel  Danielle de Niese
Miranda  Lisette Oropesa
Sycorax  Joyce DiDonato
Prospero  David Daniels
Ferdinand  Anthony Roth Costanzo
Neptune  Plácido Domingo
Caliban  Luca Pisaroni
Demetrius  Paul Appleby
Helena  Layla Claire
Lysander  Elliot Madore
Hermia  Elizabeth DeShong
Masque Quartet  Ashley Emerson
Masque Quartet  Monica Yunus
Masque Quartet  Philippe Castagner
Masque Quartet  Tyler Simpson

Conductor

William Christie

Production

Phelim McDermott

Costumes

Julian Crouch

Costumes

Kevin Pollard

Lighting

Brian MacDevitt

Choreography

Graciela Daniele

About

A pasticcio (pastiche) of music by various baroque composers, including George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and Jean-Philippe Rameau, devised and written by Jeremy Sams after The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.

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Reviews

noble salvage

Lisette Oropesa as Miranda showed once again that she is one of the most radiant (yet sadly underused) talents at the Met

—  DeCaffarrelli  •  Parterre

Met’s strong cast and magical staging win out over PC cliches in “Enchanted Island”

Lisette Oropesa’s pliant, luminous tone makes much of Miranda’s music

—  Marion Lignana Rosenberg  •  The Classical Review

Shiny Bibelot From Shakespeare, Handel & Co.

The lyric soprano Lisette Oropesa brought a gleaming voice and beguiling grace to Miranda.

—  Anthony Tommasini  •  New York Times

'Enchanted Island' at the Met

Much of "The Enchanted Island" is quite humorous. Miranda, delightfully sung by Lisette Oropesa, is Prospero's charming eligible daughter, who seems to be loved by everyone. Without wishing to typecast and thus narrow her future career options, I'd say Oropesa is a natural for this sort of role.

—  Jerome R. Sehulster  •  San Francisco Chronicle

Performance History

Lisette has given 10 performances as Miranda.