The Enchanted Island is not a new opera per se, but rather a new work for the opera stage with a story built around music by several composers, notably Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau. The production is inspired by the musical pastiches of the 18th century, fusing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest. It had its world premiere on Dec. 31.
Part of the work's draw is the starry cast, which includes David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo and Luca Pisaroni in leading roles and a group of younger singers (Paul Appleby, Layla Claire, Elizabeth DeShong, Elliot Madore, Lisette Oropesa, Anthony Roth Costanzo). Jeremy Sams is the main creative mastermind.
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