Salonen; Stemme, Pieczonka, Meier, Urlich, Owens
Luisi; Bullock, Voigt, Palmer, Schmidt, Nikitin
Levine; Behrens, Voigt, Fassbaender, King, McIntyre
Met Music Director James Levine brings aching lyricism and dramatic intensity to one of opera’s most gripping scores. The great Hildegard Behrens takes on the towering title role of a murdered king’s daughter obsessed with avenging her father’s death. Brigitte Fassbaender is magnetic as Klytämnestra, Elektra’s mother, and Deborah Voigt delivers a moving portrayal of Chrysothemis. Donald McIntyre as Orest and James King as Aegisth complete the all-star cast. This performance is taken from the DVD box set celebrating 40 Years of James Levine at the Met.
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.