British composer breaks an iceberg at Vienna Operamain
We had spotted the Austrian premiere of The Tempest this week, but missed the precedent.
It appears that Thomas Adès will tonight be the first British composer ever to take part in a performance when he conducts his own work at the hallowed house.
It is the third time in its history that the Vienna Opera has premiered a Shakespearean work. The others were by Frank Martin and Luciano Berio.