Heras-Casado; Hartig, Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Abdrazakov
Nézet-Séguin; Frittoli, Garanča, Alagna, Tahu Rhodes
Levine; Gheorghiu, Meier, Domingo, Leiferkus
Bizet’s enticing gypsy has seldom been as earthy and Gallic as when Régine Crespin unleashed her feminine wiles to capture the heart of every man in her path. Don José (William Lewis) doesn’t really stand a chance of resisting her allure. Katia Ricciarelli is the innocent Micaela and José van Dam sings Escamillo, the charismatic bullfighter who turns Carmen’s head and ultimately seals her doom.
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.