Salonen; Stemme, Pieczonka, Meier, Urlich, Owens
Levine; Behrens, Voigt, Fassbaender, King, McIntyre
Luisi; Bullock, Voigt, Palmer, Schmidt, Nikitin
An all-star cast delivers a stunningly dramatic performance of Strauss’s landmark opera: Inge Borkh sings the title role of the royal daughter obsessed with avenging her father’s murder. Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for peace of mind and a normal life. The great Jean Madeira is their guilt-ridden mother, Klytämnestra, and Hermann Uhde sings Orest, the long-lost brother who finally brings about revenge. Ramon Vinay co-stars as Aegisth and Joseph Rosenstock 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.