'The Tempest' premieres with Frankfurt Oper

New production of ‘The Tempest’ premieres with Frankfurt Oper

The Tempest has been staged all over the world since its premiere in 2004, but audiences in Germany were yet to experience the wonder of Thomas Adès’s second opera… until this year that is, when Frankfurt Oper staged six performances of a new production from Keith Warner, sympathetically conducted by Johannes Debus (between 10 January-2 February):

‘Among the new British operas of the first decade of the 21st century, Thomas Adès’s The Tempest — originally staged by the Royal Opera in 2004 and revived three years later — looks set to have the longest shelf life.’

The Times (Hugh Canning), 31 January 2010

‘Unbefangen betrachtet, ist Adès’ Oper ein prachtvolles Meisterwerk und eine höchst ambitionierte Shakespeare-Neuinterpretation… Das Instrumentalkolorit brücksichtigt grille Effekte ebenso wie feinxiselierte, gelegentlich auch nach “unerhörten” Schönheiten strebende Momente.  Nicht Zuletzt schreibt Adès brilliant für die menschliche Stimme.’

Frankfurter Rundschau (Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich), 12 January 2010

‘Sein, Sturm” lohnt den Opernbesuch.’

Frankfurter Allgemeine (Julia Spinola), 12 January 2010