Heras-Casado; Hartig, Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Abdrazakov
Nézet-Séguin; Frittoli, Garanča, Alagna, Tahu Rhodes
Levine; Gheorghiu, Meier, Domingo, Leiferkus
Bizet’s iconic gypsy was the most celebrated role of the legendary Risë Stevens—and this dramatically compelling performance leaves no doubt that she was one of its greatest interpreters. Richard Tucker is Don José, the soldier whose love for Carmen destroys them both. Victoria de los Angeles gives an enchanting performance as the innocent Micaela, and Frank Guarrera is the magnetic matador Escamillo.
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.