Watch the Live Stream on The Tempest with Adrian Eröd
Adrian Eröd as Prospero
Austrian barihunk Adrian Eröd returns to the role of Prospero in Thomas Adés' The Tempest, which he performed at the Frankfurt Opera in 2009/10. Prospero is the banished Duke of Milan who practices his otherworldly arts.The current production is at his home base of the Vienna State Opera and will be conducted by the composer with a cast that includes countertenor superstar David Daniels, Audrey Luna and Stephanie Houtzeel. Performances run from June 14-27.
Eröd has been one of the most popular baritones in Vienna since his debut in 2001 as Mercutio in Gounod’s
Roméo et Juliette. He's gone on to sing a number of roles to great acclaim including Guglielmo,
Conte Almaviva, Eisenstein, Albert in Werther and Olivier in Capriccio.
Adrian Eröd backstage as Prospero
You can watch the performance live on Wednesday June 24, 2015, 7 PM at the Vienna State Opera's live streaming site. The live stream costs € 14.00 (approximately15.71 USD - 10.14 GBP.
Shakespeare's story has inspired 50 operas including Fromental Halévy's La Tempesta, Zdeněk Fibich's Bouře, Frank Martin's Der Sturm and Michael Tippett's The Knot Garden. Incidental music based on The Tempest has been written by Arthur
Sullivan, Ernest Chausson, Jean Sibelius, Malcolm Arnold, Lennox
Berkeley, Arthur Bliss, Engelbert Humperdinck, Hector Berlioz, Willem
Pijper and Henry Purcell