Samson et Dalila
Levine; Borodina, Domingo, Leiferkus
Cleva; Stevens, Del Monaco, Singher
Abravanel; Wettergren, Maison, Pinza
Plácido Domingo (Samson) and Denyce Graves (Dalila) give a searing demonstration of “onstage chemistry.” Certainly no one could possibly doubt that this Samson and Dalila were fated to be together, regardless of all the obstacles put in their way. Graves’s sultry, come-hither voice perfectly complements Domingo’s honeyed tenor. With Sergei Leiferkus’s authoritative High Priest.
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.