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The Enchanted Island

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET This extraordinary new work combines great singers, glorious Baroque music and a story drawn from Shakespeare. Sunday at 1 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

enchanted_island_domingo-spot Plácido Domingo stars as Neptune in this Baroque fantasy. (PHOTO: PBS)

In “The Enchanted Island,” the 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 Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast featuring David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Luca Pisaroni, Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo, with special guest star Plácido Domingo.

Watch GP at the Met: The Enchanted Island on PBS. See more from Great Performances.

Great Performances at the Met: The Enchanted Island, Sunday at 1 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

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