Lucia di Lammermoor
Summers; Dessay, Calleja, Tézier, Youn
Armiliato; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov
Bonynge; Sutherland, Kraus, Elvira, Plishka
Donizetti’s heroine offers everything a soprano needs to bring an audience to its feet in a thundering ovation: achingly beautiful melodies, cascading coloratura and, of course, a mad scene. June Anderson was hailed in The New York Times for her masterful performance of one of opera’s most famous moments as “combining virtuosic control with lovely, haunting innocence.” Tenor Richard Leech is Edgardo, the man Lucia loves and loses. Marcello Panni conducts.
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.