La Clemenza di Tito
Bicket; Frittoli, Garanča, Lindsey, Filianoti
Levine; Riegel, Connell, Troyanos, Murray
Luisi; Gerzmava, Byström, Malfi, Appleby, Keenlyside, Plachetka
Ancient Rome was not a safe place for anyone to live—not even an Emperor renowned for his goodness and wisdom. Between assassination attempts, arson destroying the capitol, and the betrayal by his friends, the Emperor Tito (Frank Lopardo) has his hands full. The renowned mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter is Sesto, the Roman patrician whose obsession with the conniving Vitellia (Melanie Diener) wreaks much of the havoc. James Levine’s conducting makes a passionate case for this unjustly neglected Mozart score.
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.