Armiliato; Meade, Giordani, Hvorostovsky, Furlanetto
Levine; Mitchell, Pavarotti, Milnes, Raimondi
Fulton; Mitchell, Mauro, Elvira, Plishka
In this legendary performance of Verdi’s passionate early opera, the brilliant Thomas Schippers conducts a formidable cast led by the handsome, charismatic Franco Corelli as the Spanish nobleman forced by fate to become a bandit. Leontyne Price is Elvira, the woman he loves. Unfortunately her elderly guardian Don Ruy Gomez de Silva also wants to marry her. But fortunately, in this performance he is the magnificent bass Cesare Siepi, a worthy opponent, indeed.
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.