Der Fliegende Holländer
Gergiev; Stemme, Wagenführer, Morris, Rootering
Levine; Gessendorf, Lakes, Morris, Plishka
Klobucar; Rysanek, Parly, MacNeil, Tozzi
The Flying Dutchman is condemned to roam the seven seas for eternity, until he can find a woman who can redeem him through her unswerving love. James Morris’s Dutchman is legendary—utterly commanding, beautifully sung, and revealing every bit of this character’s inner torture and hope. The great Matti Salminen is Daland, a sea captain with a daughter he would like to marry off, and Hildegard Behrens is Senta, his daughter who longs to save the Dutchman. With conductor James Conlon making the Met orchestra another character in the drama, this is Wagnerian storytelling at its best.
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.