Opera plays live from the Met to the Salmar

The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award winning series The Met: Live in HD continues with the live transmission of The Enchanted Island

  • Jan. 11, 2012 5:00 p.m.
Enchanting: Live at the Met presents The Enchanted Isle Saturday

Enchanting: Live at the Met presents The Enchanted Isle Saturday

The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy Award winning series The Met: Live in HD continues with the live transmission of The Enchanted Island at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Salmar Classic Theatre.

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare.

In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest.

Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by George Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams.

Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban.

Live at the Met performances are offered in high definition with Dolby digital surround sound from the Met Opera in New York.

Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for students and children and are available at the Salmar Grand.