Mrs. Hoge and I just finished watching The Enchanted Island on PBS. It’s a pastiche of an opera that combined the stories of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with music by baroque composers such as Handel, Vivaldi, and Rameau. The Met’s production was interesting and, at points, delightful.
I particularly enjoyed Danielle de Niese in the role of Ariel and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, the only bass role. Prospero was one of two countertenors.
Mrs. Hoge said that the ballet reminded her of the Fire Gang dance sequence in the Jim Henson movie The Labyrinth.