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.

Join us for a special lecture (for all concert ticket holders):
“The Tempest” and the Dramatick Opera in Purcell’s England
Presented by Dr. Andrew R. Walkling
Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 PM – Auditorium of The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, Falmouth