Der Fliegende Holländer
Gergiev; Stemme, Wagenführer, Morris, Rootering
Conlon; Behrens, Lakes, Morris, Salminen
Levine; Gessendorf, Lakes, Morris, Plishka
The meeting on stage of two great singing actors is always exciting, and sparks fly in this recording when George London’s haunted Flying Dutchman encounters Leonie Rysanek’s incandescent Senta. The remarkable Giorgio Tozzi is Senta’s ambitious but kind-hearted father, Daland, who brings the lovers together. Karl Böhm keeps Wagner’s turbulent score boiling.
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.