Lucia di Lammermoor
Summers; Dessay, Calleja, Tézier, Youn
Armiliato; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov
Bonynge; Sutherland, Kraus, Elvira, Plishka
Donizetti’s best-known opera is also one of the most popular. Audiences swooned over the unjust plight of Donizetti’s Lucia (Mariella Devia), whose brother Enrico (Juan Pons) makes her renounce the man she loves, Edgardo (Jerry Hadley). She’s forced into marriage, but goes insane on her wedding night, and in the riveting mad scene, still holding the bloody dagger with which she killed her bridegroom, she can finally voice her true emotions. “Spectacular” doesn’t begin to describe it.
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.