Le Nozze di Figaro
Levine; Majeski, Petersen, Leonard, Mattei, Abdrazakov
Levine; Fleming, Bartoli, Mentzer, Croft, Terfel
Levine; Vaness, Battle, von Stade, Allen, Raimondi
With James Levine’s masterful conducting, Mozart’s sublime score works its colorful magic in this upstairs/downstairs drama. Ruggero Raimondi (Figaro) and Kathleen Battle (Susannah) are the servants, caught up in the ongoing domestic drama of the Count and Countess (Thomas Allen and Carol Vaness). Only all is not what it seems, and the battle lines keep shifting in the most unexpected ways. Frederica von Stade is Cherubino, the young page body who’s in love with love and who keeps complicating everyone’s best laid plans at exactly the wrong times.
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.