Maag; Verrett, Obraztsova, Cossutta, Plishka
Masini; Caballé, Verrett, Alexander, Michalski
Bonynge; Sutherland, Horne, Bergonzi, Siepi
Montserrat Caballé is one of the few sopranos who have triumphed at the Met in the Herculean role of Norma. She was acclaimed for the astonishing beauty of her voice, her unbelievable breath control, and the ability to spin out shimmering soft tones that sent the audience into a frenzy. When she brought those formidable gifts to Bellini’s magical score, the result was electrifying. Fiorenza Cossotto is Norma’s friend, Adalgisa, and her rival for the affections of Pollione (Carlo Cossutta, in his Met debut).
Hansel and Gretel
Dec 18-Jan 8
Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainingment is richard Jone' witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in whcih two children facre against a wicked witch.