Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mariotti; Leonard, Brownlee, Maltman, Muraro, Burchuladze
Benini; DiDonato, Flórez, Mattei, Del Carlo, Relyea
Weikert; Battle, Blake, Nucci, Dara, Furlanetto
With a cast like this you can’t help falling in love all over again with The Barber of Seville. The marvelous Hermann Prey is Figaro, a guy you wouldn’t buy a used car from, but he’s great to have on your side considering he can charm anyone out of anything. The sensational Marilyn Horne (Rosina) and Enrico Di Giuseppe (a love-struck Count Almaviva) immediately enlist him in their quest to foil Fernando Corena (Dr. Bartolo) so they can marry. With James Levine conducting, it’s all just sensational.
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.