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Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’

Thomas Adès joined the likes of Andrea Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel on the glitzy red carpet in order to receive his award as ‘Composer of the Year’ for the EMI recording of his 2nd opera 'The Tempest', at this season’s televised awards ceremony. Read more

'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): Read more

'The Tempest' reviews

'The Tempest … is a masterpiece of airy beauty and eerie power… Adès discovers a glowing new lyric voice … The epiphany not only of the opera but perhaps of his entire career to date comes in Caliban’s aria “Friends don’t fear” … This is ravishing music in purest A major, though the notes of the scale blend together in ever-changing, shimmering combinations. The effect is of light flooding the scene, of warmth rushing in …' The New Yorker (Alex Ross), 1 March 2004 Read more

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