Levine; Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Del Carlo
Rescigno; Sills, Kraus, Hagegård, Castel, Bacquier
Benini; Buratto, Camarena, Molnár, Maestri
When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is—this being opera—in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew—the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus—backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause’s Dr. Malatesta.
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.