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The Tempest

By Thomas Adès

Composed by Thomas Adès. Book; Masterworks; Vocal (Opera) Libretto. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571523374).

Item Number: AP.12-0571523374

ISBN 0571523374.

An Opera in Three Acts.

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  • 2008-03-03 00:00:00.0 Ades Tempest libretto sucks

    Systematically drains Shakespeare's play of its poetic beauty and greatness, leaving behind for the composer a raw armature of plot, clumsily rearranged with odd extraneous polical observations. Condescends to the unwashed who would have trouble with thees and thys For "Is she so brave a lass" we get, "Is...

    she clean? Is she sweet?" A travesty.

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