Benini; Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Maestri
Levine; Battle, Pavarotti, Pons, Dara
Rescigno; Blegen, Pavarotti, Ellis, Bruscantini
Vittorio Grigolo is the loveable but poor Nemorino who pines for Aleksandra Kurzak’s Adina, a beautiful and wealthy landowner. Adina seems more interested in the attentions of the blustery sergeant Belcore (Adam Plachetka), but with the help of the magical “elixir of love”—in reality, a bottle of wine—true love wins the day. Alessandro Corbelli stars as Dulcamara, the quack who makes it all possible, and Enrique Mazzola 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.