La Forza del Destino
Levine; Sweet, Domingo, Chernov, Scandiuzzi
Levine; Price, Giacomini, Nucci, Giaiotti
Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey
Legendary conductor Bruno Walter leads this riveting performance of Verdi’s dark tale with Stella Roman (Leonore) and Frederick Jagel (Alvaro) as the young lovers separated after a tragic accident. A cruel fate makes each one believe that the other is dead, until another accident reunites them—only to wrench them apart once more. The great American baritone Lawrence Tibbett is Don Carlo, Leonora’s avenging brother who will stop at nothing to save the family honor, and the great Ezio Pinza takes a star turn as Padre Guardiano.
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.