La Donna del Lago
Mariotti; DiDonato, Barcellona, Flórez, Osborn
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mariotti; Leonard, Brownlee, Maltman, Muraro, Burchuladze
Joyce DiDonato stars as Elena, the “Lady of the Lake,” who is pursued by three men—the King of Scotland (Lawrence Brownlee), in disguise as a commoner; Rodrigo Di Dhu (John Osborne), a highland chieftain whom Elena is supposed to marry; and Malcolm (Daniela Barcellona, in a trouser role) another chieftain and Elena’s true love. Oren Gradus co-stars as Elena’s father, Duglas. Based on Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem, Rossini’s masterful bel canto drama of love and politics is conducted by Michele Mariotti.
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.