Benini; Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Maestri
Levine; Battle, Pavarotti, Pons, Dara
Rescigno; Blegen, Pavarotti, Ellis, Bruscantini
Anna Netrebko is an ideal Adina, the wealthy young landowner at the center of Donizetti’s beloved comedy. She is surrounded by three men: Nemorino (Salvatore Cordella), the villager who loves her; Belcore (Nicola Alaimo), the pompous sergeant who wants to marry her on the spot; and Dulcamara (Erwin Schrott), the traveling quack who sells Nemorino the “elixir” of the title. Maurizio Benini 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.