Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Joyce DiDonato in The Enchanted Island at Metropolitan Opera
For today's giveaway, we have several pairs of tickets to the next screening in the Metropolitan Opera's Live at the Met HD series. It's an encore of The Enchanted Island, a work that mashes up characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, and premiered at the Met in 2011 featuring Plácido Domingo and Joyce DiDonato. It was first broadcast in the Live at the Met HD series in 2012; here's our review of the HD broadcast.
Here's a description of the work:
The Enchanted Island, a world premiere work that combines Baroque music with a new, English-language libretto featuring characters from Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream, includes selections from more than 30 operas, cantatas, and oratorios by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and other masters of the Baroque period. The story, by the English theater artist Jeremy Sams, combines two of Shakespeare's best-known plays in a lighthearted "mash-up." The four young lovers from A Midsummer Night's Dream find themselves shipwrecked on Prospero's island from The Tempest, leading to a tortuous web of comic and dramatic romantic entanglements. The extraordinary cast includes Joyce DiDonato as the sorceress Sycorax; David Daniels as her nemesis, Prospero; Danielle de Niese as the air spirit Ariel; Luca Pisaroni as the monstrous but soft-hearted Caliban; Lisette Oropesa as Prospero's daughter Miranda; Anthony Roth Costanzo as the noble Ferdinand; Layla Claire, Elizabeth DeShong, Paul Appleby, and Elliot Madore as the Midsummer lovers; and, in a star cameo, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, god of the seas. William Christie, an early music specialist of worldwide acclaim, conducts. The visually spectacular production is by Phelim McDermott (Satyagraha).
These tickets are for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at the Cinemark 17 with IMAX at Webb Chapel Road and Interstate 635 in Dallas.
To be entered for a chance to win a pair, email firstname.lastname@example.org with MET ENCHANTED SHAKESPEARE in the subject line. Include your name, address, number and best email contact.
You have until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13 to enter, but we'll start notifying the winners asap as the entries come in, and get your tickets in the mail asap.
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