Der Fliegende Holländer
Conlon; Behrens, Lakes, Morris, Salminen
Levine; Gessendorf, Lakes, Morris, Plishka
Klobucar; Rysanek, Parly, MacNeil, Tozzi
Acclaimed Wagnerian James Morris is the tortured Flying Dutchman of the title, the legendary figure doomed to sail the oceans until he finds a woman who will remain true to him until death. Nina Stemme, in her Met debut, sings Senta, the young girl whose sacrifice will finally free him. Valery Gergiev leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus, with Jan-Hendrik Rootering as Senta’s well-meaning father, Daland, and Roland Wagenführer as her suffering fiancé, Erik.
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.