The Tempest (Smith)

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The Tempest or The Enchanted Isle is an opera in three acts by composer John Christopher Smith. The work's English language libretto by David Garrick is based on the 1611 play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The opera premiered on 11 February 1756 in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.[1]


Role Voice type Premiere cast, 11 February 1756[1]
(Conductor: )
Prospero/Trinculo tenor John Beard
Miranda/Ariel soprano Vernon
Ferdinand mezzo-soprano Rosa Curioni
Calibano bass Samuel Champness


  1. ^ a b Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "The Tempest, 11 February 1756". L'Almanacco di Gherardo Casaglia (in Italian).