Gatti; Dalayman, Kaufmann, Mattei, Nikitin, Pape
Levine; Meier, Jerusalem, Weikl, Mazura, Moll
Levine; Dunn, Hofmann, Stewart, Meredith, Hines
The mystical enchantment of Wagner’s last opera means it has special place in the hearts of opera lovers. On the surface, it’s the story of Parsifal’s quest to restore the Holy Grail. But for many listeners it is also a profound inner journey that takes them to a unique place. James Levine’s conducting of the work has become legendary, and our all-star cast, with Plácido Domingo in the title role, is on the same exalted plane. Violeta Urmana is the temptress Kundry and Ekkehard Wlaschiha is the evil magician Klingsor.
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.