Levine; Pieczonka, Giordani, Domingo, Morris
Levine; Te Kanawa, Domingo, Chernov, Lloyd
Levine; Tomowa-Sintow, Moldoveanu, Milnes, Plishka
A sensational cast brings Verdi’s dark drama—a rarity in 1950—to stirring life. The great baritone Leonard Warren takes on the title role, opposite Astrid Varnay as his long-lost daughter Amelia, one of the legendary Wagnerian soprano’s few Italian roles. Met audience favorite Richard Tucker is Gabriele Adorno, Amelia’s lover and Boccanegra’s political enemy-turned-supporter. Mihály Székely sings Fiesco, Giuseppe Valdengo is Paolo, and Fritz Stiedry conducts.
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.