Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Abel; Morley, Gerzmava, Rice, Grigolo, Hampson
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Levine; Dasch, Botha, Appleby, Volle, Kränzle, König
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Mariotti; Leonard, Brownlee, Maltman, Muraro, Burchuladze
Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts Prokofiev’s rarely performed 1916 opera, based on the short novel by Dostoevsky. Vladimir Galouzine heads the all-Russian cast as Alexei, tutor to the family of the General (Sergei Alexashkin) and in love with the General’s ward, Polina (Olga Guryakova). Larissa Diadkova sings Grammy, Polina’s rich grandmother, Nikolai Gassiev is the manipulative Marquis, and Olga Savova is Blanche.
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.