Luisi; DiDonato, Flórez, Corbelli, Spagnoli
Benini; Garanča, Brownlee, Corbelli, Alberghini
The enchanting Cecilia Bartoli was the first singer to perform Rossini’s comedy at the Met, and people clamored for tickets to the long-sold out performances. This retelling of the classic Cinderella story has some delightful twists—like Dandini (the very funny Alessandro Corbelli), the valet to the prince who’s disguised as the prince and who also falls in love with Cenerentola. But of course, she’s destined for Prince Ramiro (Ramón Vargas). James Levine brings out all the color and humor of Rossini’s marvelous score.
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.