Schippers; MacNeil, Rysanek, Siepi
Luisi; Netrebko, Calleja, Lučić, Pape
Levine; Meade, Oropesa, Blythe, Vassallo, Maestri
Verdi’s thrilling early opera is ideally served by the masterful conducting of Music Director James Levine and Elijah Moshinsky’s powerful production. Juan Pons in the title role of the Babylonian King leads the cast of this biblical drama, opposite Maria Guleghina as the ambitious Abigaille and Samuel Ramey as the noble high priest of Jerusalem, Zaccaria. Gwyn Hughes Jones and Wendy White are the young lovers, Ismaele and Fenena.
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.