Le Comte Ory
Benini; Damrau, DiDonato, Resmark, Flórez, Degout, Pertusi
La Donna del Lago
Mariotti; DiDonato, Barcellona, Flórez, Osborn
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mariotti; Leonard, Brownlee, Maltman, Muraro, Burchuladze
Tenor Juan Diego Flórez gives a sensational performance in the title role of Rossini’s rarely heard, gender-bending comedy. Disguised as nuns, Ory and his men gain entrance to the castle of Countess Adèle (Pretty Yende in her Met debut), but the Counts attempts at seduction go comically wrong. Karine Deshayes is Isolier, Ory’s page who is also in love with the Countess and determined to beat the Count at his own game. Nathan Gunn sings Raimbaud, Ory’s boon companion, and bel canto specialist Maurizio Benini conducts.
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.