Tempests

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Please note that tickets are now only available through Arts Centre Melbourne.

Monday April 15 at 6:30pm
Book Tickets

Tchaikovsky The Tempest
Adès Scenes from The Tempest
Britten Our Hunting Fathers
Adès Tevot

Thomas Adès conductor
Gerard Quinn baritone (Prospero)
Hila Plitmann soprano (Ariel)
Penelope Mills mezzo-soprano (Miranda)
Toby Spence tenor (Ferdinand)

A journey through musical tempests – of the man-made kind or the kind that cause shipwrecks – culminates in Adès’ groundbreaking Tevot, a Hebrew word meaning ‘arks’. Adès has taken ‘ark’ to mean our planet: ‘a spaceship,’ he says, ‘that carries us – and several other species – through the chaos of space in safety…it’s the idea of the ship of the world’. This landmark concert showcases the talents of a major musical figure of our time.

Post-concert talk
Conversation with conductor Thomas Adès and the MSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Huw Humphreys.

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