Lucia di Lammermoor
Summers; Dessay, Calleja, Tézier, Youn
Armiliato; Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov
Bonynge; Sutherland, Kraus, Elvira, Plishka
Star soprano Beverly Sills takes on one of her most acclaimed roles as the title heroine of Donizetti’s bel canto drama, bringing dramatic truth to the character of the innocent Scottish girl forced into a political marriage and delivering vocal fireworks in Lucia’s celebrated mad scene. The great Nicolai Gedda gives a memorable and impassioned performance as Edgardo, Lucia’s beloved. Ryan Edwards is her hard-hearted brother, Enrico, and Ezio Flagello sings the loyal tutor Raimondo.
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.