Luisi; Gerzmava, Byström, Malfi, Appleby, Keenlyside, Plachetka
Luisi; Rebeka, Frittoli, Erdmann, Vargas, Kwiecien, Pisaroni
Levine; Fleming, Kringelborn, Hong, Groves, Terfel, Furlanetto, Relyea
The legendary Joan Sutherland takes on the role of Donna Anna in this star-studded broadcast, displaying the full range of the character’s feelings, from fury to mourning to revenge. Sutherland’s singing perfectly balances floating legato lines with fiery coloratura. James Morris is the libertine of the title, a ruthless man in the guise of a handsome, charismatic aristocrat. Gabriel Bacquier sings his servant, Leporello, and Julia Varady is the besotted Donna Elvira.
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.