Levine; Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissböck
Levine; Marton, Troyanos, Cassilly, Weikl, Macurdy
Levine; Norman, Randová, Cassilly, Hagegård, Rootering
An all-star cast comes together for Wagner’s early Romantic opera: Peter Seiffert takes on the title role of the knight and minnesinger caught between earthly and spiritual love. Deborah Voigt as the saintly Elisabeth and Michelle DeYoung as the love goddess, Venus, are the rivals for his affections. Thomas Hampson delivers an elegant portrayal of Wolfram, Tannhäuser’s friend, and Kurt Moll adds gravitas as Landgrave Hermann. Marc Elder 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.