Mariotti; Damrau, Volkova, Beczala, Lučić, Kocán
Levine; Eda-Pierre, Jones, Pavarotti, Quilico, Berberian
Levine; Cotrubas, Jones, Domingo, MacNeil, Díaz
With a stellar cast led by Piotr Bezcala as the lecherous Duke and Željko Lučić as the tragic clown of the title, Verdi’s tale of lust, seduction, and ill-fated paternal love comes to thrilling life. Sensational newcomer Nadine Sierra is Gilda, Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, and Dimitry Ivashchenko as Sparafucile and Nancy Fabiola Herrera as Maddalena co-star. Roberto Abbado 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.