Luisi; Netrebko, Beczala, Szot, Pittsinger
Villaume; Damrau, Grigolo, Braun, Testé
López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, Chaignaud, Tian
The great Licia Albanese sings the bewitching title heroine in this scintillating performance of Massenet’s opera, an adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s famous novel, opposite a passionate Giuseppe Di Stefano as Des Grieux. Martial Singher and Jerome Hines round out the cast of this tale of an all-consuming love affair that ends in tragedy and death. Fausto Cleva leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus.
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.