Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Levine; Shagimuratova, Kim, Appleby, Ryan, König
Robertson; Damrau, Kurzak, Polenzani, Davislim, Sigmundsson
Levine; Devia, Kilduff, Olsen, Laciura, Salminen
Mozart’s delightful early comic opera is especially scintillating under the deft direction of Met Music Director James Levine. Christiane Eda-Pierre is Constanze, the Spanish lady being held against her will in the harem of Pasha Selim (Werner Klemperer). Also captured with her is her pert English maid Blonde (Kathleen Battle). Ara Berberian is Osmin, the fearsome, vengeful overseer of the harem. It’s up to Constanze’s beloved Belmonte (John Alexander) and his servant Pedrillo (James Atherton) to outwit Osmin and rescue their true loves.
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.