Le Nozze di Figaro
(The Marriage of Figaro) Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min.
Mozart’s eternal masterpiece features two superb ensemble casts, including Hei-Kyung Hong and Anja Harteros sharing the role of the Countess, Lisette Oropesa and Ekaterina Siurina as Susanna, Michele Pertusi and Simon Keenlys
ide as the Count, and Erwin Schrott and Bryn Terfel mining the inexhaustible riches of the title role.
The production of Le Nozze di Figaro
has been trimmed by one intermission. There is a brief pause between acts one and two.
Lucia di Lammermoor
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min.
In this new production by acclaimed theater artist Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Maestro James Levine, Donizetti’s famous tragic heroine is portrayed by one of her greatest recent interpreters: Natalie Dessay. She brings vocal virtuosity and dramatic commitment to the role of the young woman who is cornered by forces that break her heart and mind. Marcello Giordani and Giuseppe Filianoti share the role of her lover Edgardo, while Mariusz Kwiecien is her scheming brother Enrico, and John Relyea is the compassionate Raimondo.