Tristan und Isolde
Rattle; Stemme, Gubanova, Skelton, Nikitin, Pape
Levine; Voigt, DeYoung, Smith, Schulte, Salminen
Levine; Eaglen, Dalayman, Heppner, Ketelsen, Pape
The pairing of Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior in the title roles of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde is among the most celebrated artistic collaborations in the history of 20th-century opera. This legendary broadcast unites these two exceptional singers, both at the height of their vocal powers, in a performance of stunning intensity. Karin Branzell is Brangäne, Julius Huehn sings Kurwenal, and Emanuel List is King Marke, with Artur Bodanzky on the podium. This performances is taken from the "Wagner at the Met" CD box set.
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.