Tristan und Isolde
Rattle; Stemme, Gubanova, Skelton, Nikitin, Pape
Levine; Eaglen, Dalayman, Heppner, Ketelsen, Pape
Barenboim; Dalayman, DeYoung, Lehman, Grochowski, Youn
James Levine’s love for this monumental opera shimmers throughout this exciting performance. It was an afternoon to remember: Met favorite Deborah Voigt singing her first run as the proud Irish princess opposite tenor Robert Dean Smith—making an astonishing Met debut in front of a live worldwide movie-theater audience. Michelle DeYoung was a sisterly Brangäne and Matti Salminen an imposing King Marke.
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.