Shakespeare lovers go for baroque
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WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—In one extraordinary work, lovers of baroque opera have it all: some of the world’s best singers, glorious music of the baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. “The Enchanted Island” airs at the Clark Wednesday, August 27, at 12:55 pm.

Lovers from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are shipwrecked on the other-worldly island of “The Tempest.” Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by George Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others, and a new libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. In this performance, conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand.

Tickets are $15 ($12 members, students). To order tickets visit or call (413) 458-0524.
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