Luisi; Gerzmava, Byström, Malfi, Appleby, Keenlyside, Plachetka
Luisi; Rebeka, Frittoli, Erdmann, Vargas, Kwiecien, Pisaroni
Levine; Fleming, Kringelborn, Hong, Groves, Terfel, Furlanetto, Relyea
“The Rake Punished” is the subtitle of Mozart’s great opera. But until he’s finally dragged, unrepentant, to hell for his sins and misdeeds, the charismatic Don Giovanni cuts quite a figure indeed. He’s the ultimate bad guy: he lies, he seduces, he murders, but when he’s not around life is pretty dull. Dashing Peter Mattei is the enticing Don and Ferruccio Furlanetto his long-suffering servant. Sexy Anna Netrebko is Zerlina, who gives the Don a run for his money.
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.