Luisi; DiDonato, Flórez, Corbelli, Spagnoli
Benini; Garanča, Brownlee, Corbelli, Alberghini
Levine; Bartoli, Vargas, Alaimo, Corbelli
Rossini’s enchanting retelling of the Cinderella story features Jennifer Larmore as Angelina, the good and modest girl at the mercy of her nasty stepsisters. Her charms capture the heart of her Prince Charming, the handsome Don Ramiro (Raúl Giménez)—who is disguised as his own valet, Dandini (Alessandro Corbelli). Heartbreak and comic confusion ensue before the lovers are finally united. Simone Alaimo sings Angelina’s bumbling stepfather Don Magnifico and John Relyea is the suave and wizardly philosopher Alidoro.
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.