Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Tanovitski
Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky, Aleksashkin
Bělohlávek; Mattila, Beczala, Hamspon, Morris
The elegant Thomas Hampson is Eugene Onegin, a handsome young man who coldly spurns the love of shy Tatiana (Solveig Kringelborn) and flirts with the fiancée of his best friend Lensky (Marcello Giordani)—which leads to a duel in which Lensky is killed. But Onegin’s disregard for other people is turned on its head years later when he meets a more mature and self-assured Tatiana, no longer a country girl but the beautiful wife of Prince Gremin (Robert Lloyd). This time it is Onegin who pours out his heart—only to be left alone.
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.