The Queen of Spades
Gergiev; Gorchakova, Söderström, Domingo, Hvorostovsky, Putilin
Nelsons; Mattila, Zajick, Galouzine, Mattei, Markov
Tchaikovsky’s powerful adaptation of Pushkin’s story stars Ben Heppner as Hermann, the army officer whose obsession with gambling leads to tragedy. Maria Guleghina is Lisa, the young woman he falls in love with and abandons, and Felicity Palmer sings the mysterious old Countess whose secret Hermann is after. Vladimir Stoyanov is Prince Yeletsky, Lisa’s wronged fiancé, and Seiji Ozawa 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.