After a successful debut, Teatro Vallarta presents the third installment in New York’s Metropolitan Opera’s seasonal Live in HD Saturday matinee series this coming Saturday, November 10, at 12 noon, featuring The Tempest, by British composer Thomas Adès, with a free, introductory lecture in English at 10:40 am. The opera will be sung in English and presented with Spanish subtitles. Tickets are $250 per person.
This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy The Met's premiere of a new opera, conducted by its own composer. Born in London, the 41 year-old Adès has been heralded as one of today’s most important living composers in the world. His opera has been praised the world over and performed over 50 times since it was premiered at the Royal Opera House in 2004.
The New York Times calls Thomas Adès’s masterpiece “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years.” Robert Lepage’s “fantastical production…offers a superb cast, headed by the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside… Ariel is a dazzling creation and Audrey Luna conquers the role… Jasmine Catudal’s sets are alluring and inventive… Adès drew a textured, glittering and suspenseful account of his opera from the great Met orchestra.”
To introduce audiences to this new work, Vallarta Lifestyles’ Paco Ojeda will once again offer a free, introductory lecture, 10:40 - 11:10 am, in English; and 11:15 - 11:45 am, in Spanish. Tickets for The Met's Live in HD series are $250 per person, available at Teatro Vallarta’s box office Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm. Teatro Vallarta is located in El Centro at Uruguay 184, just south of LEY’S grocery store on the main street as you enter downtown. The entire Met Opera schedule can be viewed here.