Carignani; Stemme, Hartig, Berti, Tsymbalyuk
Levine; Marton, Mitchell, Domingo, Plishka
Chichon; Opolais, Zifchak, Alagna, Croft
Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of Puccini’s final opera stars Maria Guleghina in the title role of the icy Chinese princess, who has all suitors unable to solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani is Calàf, the prince who eventually wins her love. Marina Poplavskaya sings Liù, the slave girl who also loves Calàf, and Samuel Ramey is his father, Timur. Rising maestro Andris Nelsons conducts this Live in HD production.
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.