• John Eaton
  • The Tempest (1985)

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)
  • 22+ca.2+bcl.2+cbn432+btbn.1timp.perc[2hp]2pf9 solo vn.va(at least 6).vc(at least 6).db (at least 4)Renaissance ens (shawm, lute), jazz trio, electronic music
  • male chorus
  • 5 Baritones, Soprano, Coloratura Soprano, 2 Mezzo sopranos, jazz singer, 5 Tenors, 3 Basses, Countertenor [=Tenor]
  • John Eaton
  • Libretto by Andrew Porter after Shakespeare.
  • English

Programme Note

Cast List:
   PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of Milan: Baritone
   MIRANDA, his daughter: Soprano
   ARIEL, an airy spirit: Mezzo-Soprano
   CALIBAN, Prospero's slave: Jazz Singer
   FERDINAND, son to Alonso: Tenor
   ALONSO, King of Naples: Baritone
   GONZALO, an honest old counsellor: Bass
   SEBASTIAN, Alonso's brother: Tenor
   ANTONIO, Prospero's brother: Tenor
   ADRIAN, Neapolitan lord: Tenor
   LODOVICO, Neapolitan lord: Tenor
   FRANCISCO, Neapolitan lord: Baritone
   BENEDICT, Neapolitan lord: Bass
   TRINCULO, Alonso's jester: Countertenor or Tenor
   STEPHANO, Alonso's drunken butler: Baritone
   IRIS, presented by spirits: Coloratura Soprano
   CERES, presented by spirits: Mezzo-Soprano
   JUNO, presented by spirits: Contralto
   BOATSWAIN: Baritone
   Choruses of Spirits, Chorus of Seamen and CourtiersSynopsis:
The magician Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, reigns over an enchanted isle with Miranda, his daughter. He brings forth a tempest which causes the boat with his enemies, Alonso and Antonio, to wash ashore. Fernando, son of Alonso, lands alone and finds Miranda, with whom he immediately falls in love. When Alonso discovers that his son has survived the shipwreck, he blesses the union of Fernando and Miranda and gives Prospero back his kingdom.

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