Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala, including the hidden workings underneath the stage, where Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, practices his otherworldly arts. The magnetic baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero, a role he has sung to great acclaim in London.
Over the years, Robert Lepage has staged Shakespeare’s Tempest numerous times. His production of Thomas Adès’s operatic adaptation will explore the fascinating counterpoint of modern and classical elements of this version as it celebrates the Shakespearean roots of the play on which it’s based.
Robert Lepage and his Ex Machina team will weave in together their distinctive signature, different medias and art forms into a production that marries traditional stagecraft from the 18th and the 19th centuries with contemporary storytelling devices.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and L’Opéra de Québec
In collaboration with Ex Machina
The Production Team:
Director: Robert Lepage
Set Designer: Jasmine Catudal
Costume Designer: Kym Barrett
Lighting Designed by: Michel Beaulieu
Video Designer: David Leclerc
November 3rd to the 17th - Tickets and information
Metropolitan Opera House