The Tempest: Thomas Adès at 50 - Britten Sinfonia

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The Tempest: Thomas Adès at 50

Thomas Adès

The Tempest (concert performance)

Summary

Thomas Adès’s 2004 opera recreates Shakespeare’s enchanted isle on his own, utterly magical terms in what the New York Times called ‘one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas in years.’

In this, its first-ever concert performance, the limelight is on Adès’s startlingly vivid music. But with a cast of top-flight vocal talent – including the dazzling Audrey Luna as Ariel, whose stratospheric soprano is guaranteed to take your breath away – the drama will have no difficulty in weaving its spell.

For many The Tempest was the first operatic masterpiece of the 21st century; and it is still a particular high point in the career of a composer that seems to contain little other than high points. So it seems fitting that Adès himself will conduct Britten Sinfonia and his hand-picked cast in the closing performance of our concert series celebrating this brilliant composer in his 50th birthday year.

Priority Booking
Britten Sinfonia’s Friends, Benefactors, Chair Partners and members of the Sinfonia Circle may book from Wednesday 4 March. Join us today to get access to priority booking, and a whole host of other benefits.

General Booking
Online booking will be available from Monday 16 March at 10am, and telephone and in person booking will be available from Wednesday 18 March at 10am.

28.06.21 at 7:00PM
London 
Barbican