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Art to Enchant

At the instigation of general manager Peter Gelb, the Met has created a brand-new opera with a score that's hundreds of years old. ELLEN ROSAND lifts the curtain on The Enchanted Island, the company's twenty-first-century Baroque pasticcio, which will have its first performance on New Year's Eve.

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Set by Julian Crouch for the Met's world-premiere production of The Enchanted Island
Courtesy Metropolitan Opera Technical Department/design by Julian Crouch
On New Year's Eve, The Enchanted Island will open at the Metropolitan Opera. This substitute for the traditional Viennese operetta fare will present audiences with the latest in a venerable Baroque tr...

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