The Enchanted Island features excerpts from Purcell’s masque The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, bringing to life the fate of usurping dukes tormented by fiery spirits, the commanding Prospero, the gentle spirit Ariel and the young lovers’ trials.
The genius of Monteverdi’s mastery of the madrigals will feature sublime five part madrigals, later concerted madrigals and a final the toe tapping ballo: Tirsi e Clori.
Pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior to performances.
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM, Cathedral of Saint Luke, Portland
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM, Church of Saint Mary, Falmouth
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM, Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth