Levine; Behrens, Jerusalem, Raffell, Salminen
Levine; Eaglen, Andersen, Held, Halfvarson
Leinsdorf; Nilsson, Hopf, Mittelmann, Frick
Robert Lepage’s landmark staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, unveiled over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, was the first new Met production of the complete cycle in more than 20 years. Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional storytelling, it brings Wagner’s vision into the 21st century. The four-part epiccomes full circle with its cataclysmic finale, in which one woman’s sacrifice redeems the world. Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde stars opposite Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried, and Fabio Luisi 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.