Thomas AdËs’ American premiere of ‘Tempest’ opera is a magical marvel of sound

tempest_santa_fe_small.jpgJoshua Kosman [SF Chronicle, 5 August 2006]
(08-05) 04:00 PDT Santa Fe — For any composer out to make an opera of “The Tempest,” Shakespeare helpfully provides a spec sheet. Prospero’s enchanted island, as Caliban observes in the play, “is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”