L'Italiana in Algeri
Levine; Horne, Montarsolo, Ahlstedt, Monk
Levine; Borodina, Flórez, Patriarco, Furlanetto
La Donna del Lago
Mariotti; DiDonato, Barcellona, Flórez, Osborn
Jennifer Larmore is the cheeky, beautiful Isabella, the Italian woman shipwrecked on the African coast who catches the eye of Mustafà, the amorous Bey of Algiers (the great Samuel Ramey). Isabella is searching for her lost lover, Lindoro (Matthew Polenzani), who, it turns out, has become a slave of Mustafà’s. Also involved in the comic confusions are the Bey’s unloved wife, Elvira (Joyce Guyer), the elderly Italian Taddeo (Alessandro Corbelli), and Mustafà’s confidant, the pirate Haly (Mariusz Kwiecien). Bruno Campanella 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.