Levine; Marton, Rysanek, Hofmann, Roar, Macurdy
Levine; Voigt, Polaski, Heppner, Ketelsen, Halfvarson
Levine; Tomowa-Sintow, Marton, Domingo, McIntyre, Macurdy
This broadcast of Wagner’s most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple’s happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between.
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.