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The Tempest (Libretto)

Thomas Adès

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With The Tempest Thomas Adès composed one of most striking and successful opera of recent years. From the turbulent orchestral prelude with which it begins to Ariel’s stratospheric yet ethereal ‘Five fathoms deep’ and the radiant quintet of reconciliation in its final act, its composer conjures up a wholly compelling musical world. Responding to librettist Meredith Oake’s clear, unfussy refashioning of Shakespeare into formalised rhyme schemes, Adès has created a new kind of tonal language that is both direct and communicative but also indelibly contemporary.

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571523374

Item Code: 0571523374

Price: £7.99
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Genre(s): Opera, Contemporary

Language: English

Territories: Item available Worldwide