The Tempest
Composer: John Eaton
Librettist: Andrew Porter
Other Artistic Personnel: Bliss Hebert (Director)
Allen Charles Klein (Design)
Richard Bradshaw (Conductor)
Howard Sandroff (Electronic music/sound design)
Original Cast: Timothy Noble (Prospero)
Sally Wolf (Miranda)
Colenton Freeman (Ferdinand)
Kevin Langan (Gonzalo)
Susan Quittmeyer (Ariel)
Ann Howard (Caliban)
Steven Rickards (Trinculo)
Gimi Beni (Stephano)
David Parsons (Alonzo)
John Stewart (Sebastian)
Joseph Frank (Antonio)
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Premiere Date: July 28, 1985
Producing Company: Santa Fe Opera
Description: The magician Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, reigns over an enchanted isle with Miranda, his daughter. He brings forth a tempest which causes the boat with his enemies, Alonso and Antonio, to wash ashore. Fernando, son of Alonso, lands alone and finds Miranda, with whom he immediately falls in love. When Alonso discovers that his son has survived the shipwreck, he blesses the union of Fernando and Miranda, and gives Prospero back his kingdom.
Character List (Major): 5 Baritones, 3 Basses, Countertenor, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, Soprano, 5 Tenors
Character List (Minor): Coloratura Soprano, jazz singer, Countertenor [=Tenor]
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: Male Chorus
Orchestration: 2 fl, 2 ob 1 ca, 2 cl, 1 bcl, 2 bsn, 1 cbn - 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, 1 btbn, 1 tba - timp, perc - 2 hp, 2 pf - 9 vln1, 6 va, 6 vc, 4 db - Renaissance ens (shawm, lute), jazz trio, electronic music
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
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Schedule of Performances Listings
The Tempest (Hoiby)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Metropolitan Opera
The Tempest (Adès)
Saturday, July 29, 2006 - Santa Fe Opera
The Tempest (Hoiby)
Thursday, February 12, 2004 - Pacific Opera Victoria
The Tempest (Hoiby)
Friday, November 22, 1996 - Dallas Opera
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