Dateline

by MARIA MAZZARO

METROPOLITAN OPERA (Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 212-362-6000; www.metopera.org)
Dec. 1 La Bohème (Puccini). Yoncheva, S. Phillips; Vargas, Bizic, Gradus; Frizza, Zeffirelli/Smit, Zeffirelli/P. Hall
Dec. 2 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Dasch, Cargill; Botha, Morris, Kränzle, König, Appleby; Levine,
   Schenk/ Suozzi, Schneider-Siemssen/Langenfass
Dec. 3 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Leonard; Maltman, Brownlee, Burchuladze, Muraro; Mariotti, Sher/
   Smith Belcher, Yeargan/Zuber
Dec. 4 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). De Niese, Willis-Sørensen, Malfi; Schrott, Kwiecien; de Waart, Eyre, Howell
Dec. 5 La Bohème (Puccini). Same as Dec. 1 exc. Rose for Gradus
Dec. 6m Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Same as Dec. 3
Dec. 6 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Same as Dec. 2
Dec. 8 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Same as Dec. 4
Dec. 9 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Same as Dec. 2 exc. Volle for Morris
Dec. 10 La Bohème (Puccini). Same as Dec. 1 exc. Rose for Gradus, Gheorghiu for Yoncheva
Dec. 11 La Traviata (Verdi). Rebeka; Costello, Tézier; Armiliato, Decker, Gussmann
Dec. 12 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Same as Dec. 4
Dec. 13m Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Same as Dec. 2 exc. Volle for Morris
Dec. 13 La Bohème (Puccini). Same as Dec. 1 exc. Rose for Gradus, Gheorghiu for Yoncheva
Dec. 15 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Same as Dec. 4
Dec. 16 La Traviata (Verdi). Same as Dec. 11
Dec. 17 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Same as Dec. 2
Dec. 18 Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). C. Rice, Kurzak, Martens; Brubaker, Croft; A. Davis, R. Jones/Einhorn,
   Macfarlane (in English)
Dec. 19 La Traviata (Verdi). Same as Dec. 11
Dec. 20m Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Same as Dec. 4
Dec. 20 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Same as Dec. 2
Dec. 22 La Traviata (Verdi). Same as Dec. 11
Dec. 23m Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Same as Dec. 18
Dec. 23 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner). Same as Dec. 2
Dec. 26 Aida (Verdi). T. Wilson, Urmana; Giordani, Gagnidze, Belosselskiy, S. Howard; Armiliato, Frisell/Pickover,
   Quaranta/Saligeri
Dec. 27m La Traviata (Verdi). Same as Dec. 11
Dec. 27 Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Same as Dec. 18
Dec. 29 Aida (Verdi). Same as Dec. 26
Dec. 30m Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Same as Dec. 18
Dec. 30 La Traviata (Verdi). Same as Dec. 11 exc. Demuro for Costello
Dec. 31 The Merry Widow (Lehár). Fleming, O'Hara; Shrader, Gunn; A. Davis, Stroman, Crouch/W. Long (in English)

AMARILLO OPERA (Polk Street United Methodist Church, 806-372-7464; www.amarilloopera.org)
Dec. 4 Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Also 5, 6, 7m

AMORE OPERA (The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, New York,
   866-811-4111; www.amoreopera.org)

Dec. 27m Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 30m, 2m, 3m (in English; abridged for families)
Dec. 27 Carmen (Bizet). Also 28, 31, Jan. 2, 3, 4m

CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA (Hartford, 860-440-3594; www.ctlyricopera.org)
Dec. 4 Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)

EUGENE OPERA (Hult Ctr. for the Perf. Arts, 541-682-5000; www.eugeneopera.com)
Dec. 31 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also Jan. 4m

FLORIDA GRAND OPERA (Broward Ctr. for the Perf. Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, 800-741-1010;
   www.fgo.org)

Dec. 4 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Kaduce/Isiguen, McKechney; Nusspaumer, T. Thomas; Tebar, Astafan,
   A. Klein/Gordon. Also 6

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA (El Museo del Barrio, New York, 212-868-4460;
   www.gothamchamberopera.org)

Dec. 6 El Gato con Botas (Montsalvatge). Costa-Jackson/Mushegain, A. Carroll; Verm, Burdette, Koroneos;
   Goren/MacDonald, Kaufman, Chalfant/Ramos. Also 7m, 9, 11, 12, 13m, 13, 14m

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA (Wortham Theater Ctr., 713-228-6737; www.houstongrandopera.org)
Dec. 5 A Christmas Carol (Bell). World premiere. J. Morris/K. Ray; W. Jones, Callow, Hopkins. Also 7m, 9, 11,
   14m, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21m

LOS ANGELES OPERA (Chandler Pavilion, 213-972-8001; www.laopera.com)
Dec. 10 Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán). Villarroel, Oropesa, Herrera; Carbó, Pittsinger, Chacón-Cruz; Gershon,
   Zambello, Israel/Zuber. Also 14m, 18, 20

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO (Civic Opera House, 312-332-2244; www.lyricopera.org)
Dec. 2 Porgy and Bess (Gershwin). A. Aaron, Mkhwanazi; E. Owens, J. Smith, E. Greene; Stare, Zambello,
   P. Davison/Tazewell. Also 5, 8, 11m, 13, 16, 20
Dec. 6 Anna Bolena (Donizetti). Radvanovsky, Barton; Hymel, Relyea; Summers, Newbury, Patel/Jahn. Also 9, 12m,
   15, 21m, Jan. 7, 10, 16

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPERA THEATER (Borden Aud., 917-493-4536;
   www.msmnyc.edu)

Dec. 10 Macbeth (Bloch). A. Fox/M. Natale; K. Choi/S. Jin; Pillot, Vaughn, M. Moore, D. Cole. Also 12, 14m

MANNES OPERA (Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York, 212-580-0210;
   www.newschool.edu/mannes)

Dec. 18m Suor Angelica (Puccini). C. Johnson/F. Moore, Ashkar/K. Clarke. Gianni Schicchi (Puccini). Ban/Wei;
   Baek/E. Cleary, Delgado/H. Kim; Colaneri, Aleey, Hanna/H. Rodgers. Also 18 (fully staged)

NASHVILLE OPERA (James K. Polk Theater, Tennessee Perf. Arts Ctr., 615-832-5242;
   www.nashvilleopera.org)

Dec. 5 Romulus Hunt (Simon). Zabala, Biller; O’Brien, V. Robertson, Treviño; D. Williamson,
   Hoomes, Hoomes/Lisenby. Also 6, 7m

NEW YORK LYRIC OPERA THEATRE (National Opera Ctr., 646-755-8043;
   www.newyorklyricopera.org)

Dec. 12 La Bohème (Puccini)

OPERA EBONY (Bruno Walter Aud., New York, 212-877-2110; www.operaebony.org)
Dec. 7 Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti). Eaton; TBA, K. Miller, TBA, G. Sheppard; J. Davis, G. Sheppard,
   Buck/G. Sheppard

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA (War Memorial Opera House, 415-864-3330; www.sfopera.com)
Dec. 2 La Bohème (Puccini). Voulgaridou/Crocetto, Sierra/Dehn; Fabiano/Berrugi, Markov/Mulligan, Van Horn;
   Finzi, Caird, Farley. Also 3, 5, 7m

S.E.M ENSEMBLE (Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, 718-488-7659; www.semensemble.org)
Dec. 17 Master-Pieces (Kotik). Chamber opera

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA (Kennedy Ctr., D.C., 202-467-4600;
   www.kennedy-center.org/wno)

Dec. 19 The Little Prince (Portman). L. Williamson; Wager/Pulver, C. Bowers/C. Carr; Paiement, Zambello, Bjornson.
   Also 20m, 20, 21m, 21 (family opera)

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BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER (Nationaltheater, Munich, 49 89 21 85 19 20;
   www.bayerische.staatsoper.de)

Dec. 1 Il Turco in Italia (Rossini). Also Dec. 5
Dec. 4 Manon Lescaut (Puccini). Also 7
Dec. 6 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 9, 11, 14m
Dec. 8 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). Also 12, 15, 17
Dec. 19 Carmen (Bizet). Also 22, 26
Dec. 20 Die Frau ohne Schatten (R. Strauss). Also 23, 27m
Dec. 29 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also 31, Jan. 3

CAPE TOWN OPERA (Artscape Theatre Ctr., 27 21 410 9807; www.capetownopera.co.za)
Dec. 19 Postcard from Morocco (Argento). Also 20, 21, 23m

DE NEDERLANDSE OPERA (Amsterdam, 31 20 625 54 55; www.dno.nl)
Dec. 7m La Bohème (Puccini). Also 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25m, 28m, 30

DEN NORSKE OPERA (Oslo, 47 21 42 21 21; www.operaen.no)
Dec. 1 Peery Gynt (Reinvere). World premiere. Also 11, 14m, 30, Jan. 2, 11, 15, 17m
Dec. 21 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also 27, 31, Jan. 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, Feb. 2, 4, 18, 20

DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN (49 30 343 84 343; www.deutscheoperberlin.de)
Dec. 2 Carmen (Bizet). Also 8
Dec. 4 Falstaff (Verdi). Also 11
Dec. 6 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 30, Jan. 3, 17, Feb. 22, 27
Dec. 7 Tannhäuser (Wagner). Also 13, Feb. 8, 15
Dec. 12 Turandot (Puccini). Also 19
Dec. 14 Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss). Also 17, 20
Dec. 16 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 23m, 23, 28m, 28
Dec. 21 Lohengrin (Wagner). Also 25
Dec. 22 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also 29, 31m, 31

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA (London Coliseum, 44 871 911 0200; www.eno.org)
Dec. 2 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 4, 6m (in English)
Dec. 3 The Gospel According to the Other Mary (Adams). Also 5
Dec. 11m The Way Back Home (J. Lee). World premiere. Also 11, 12m, 13m, 13, 15m, 16m, 17m, 18m, 19m,
   20m, 20, 22m, 23m (family opera)

FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA (Helsinki, 358 9 4030 2211; www.opera.fi)
Dec. 2 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 4, 8, 10, 17, 19, 27m, 31, Jan. 2, 9
Dec. 3 Il Tabarro (Puccini)/Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Dec. 12 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 16, 29, Jan. 3m, 8, 10

FLANDERS OPERA (Antwerp Opera House; Ghent Opera House, 32 70 22 02 02;
   www.vlaamseopera.be)

Dec. 2 Khovanshchina (Mussorgsky). Ghent
Dec. 14 Così Fan Tutte (Mozart). Also 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 28m, 31 (Antwerp); Jan. 9, 11m, 13, 15, 17, 20 (Ghent)

GOTHENBURG OPERA (46 31 13 13 00; www.opera.se)
Dec. 3 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 7m, 12, 19, Jan. 7, 10, 14, 17, 22m, 25, Feb. 1 (in Swedish)

GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU (Barcelona, 34 93 485 99 13; www.liceubarcelona.com)
Dec. 19 Maria Stuarda (Donizetti). Also 21, 23, 27, 29, 30, Jan. 2, 3, 7, 8, 10

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE (Geneva, 41 22 418 31 30; www.geneveopera.ch)
Dec. 15 La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Offenbach). Also 17, 19, 21m, 23, 26, 29, 31

HAMBURGISCHE STAATSOPER (49 40 35 68 68; www.hamburgische-staatsoper.de)
Dec. 2 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 11, 16, Feb. 26, Mar. 1, 4, 7
Dec. 3 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 14, 18, 20
Dec. 4 Luisa Miller (Verdi). Also 9
Dec. 8 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 12, 17, 19
Dec. 21 Tannhäuser (Wagner). Also 28m, Jan. 4, 17
Dec. 22 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also 26, 30, Jan. 1

HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA HOUSE (Magyar Állami Operaház, Budapest, 36 1 353 0170;
   www.opera.hu)

Dec. 2 Tannhäuser (Wagner)
Dec. 4 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 6, 9, 11, 13m, 20, 26, 28, Jan. 4, 11m
Dec. 5 János Vitéz (Kacsóh). Also 7m, 9, 11, 13
Dec. 13m Die Zauberflote (Mozart). Also 20m, 27m, 30m, Jan. 2m, 10m, 11m, 17m, 18m, 24m, 25m (family opera)
Dec. 14 Der Freischütz (Weber). Also 16, 18, 21, 26, 28m
Dec. 19 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 23, 25m, 27, 30, Jan. 3m, 4
Dec. 20m L'Isola Disabitata (Haydn). Also 20
Dec. 30 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31m, 31, Jan. 3, 11

ISRAELI OPERA (Tel Aviv Perf. Arts Ctr., 972 3 692 7777; www.israel-opera.co.il)
Dec. 2 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also 3, 5m, 6, 7

KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN (49 30 47 99 74 00; www.komische-oper-berlin.de)
Dec. 3 West Side Story (Bernstein). Also 12, 13, 20, 23, 28m, 28, Jan. 9, 14, 15 (in German)
Dec. 4m Das Gespenst von Canterville (Lange). Also 7m, 26m (family opera)
Dec. 6 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 14m, 17, 25, Jan. 11 (in German)
Dec. 10m Des Kaisers neue Kleider (Vacek). Also 12m, 22, Jan. 4m, 9m (family opera)
Dec. 10 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 19, 26, Jan. 16, 22, Feb. 20, 28, Mar. 27
Dec. 11 La Belle Hélène (Offenbach). Also 31, Jan. 2, 18, 23, Feb. 1 (in German)
Dec. 18 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 27, Jan. 3, 25, 29
Dec. 21 Arizona Lady (Kálmán). Also 30 (in concert)

LANDESTHEATER LINZ (Linz, 43 732 76 110; www.landestheater-linz.at)
Dec. 6 Carmen (Bizet). Also Jan. 4
Dec. 7 Siegfried (Wagner). Also 25, Jan. 17, Feb. 28
Dec. 11 Show Boat (Kern). Also 14, Jan. 16, 25
Dec. 13 Die Csárdásfürstin (Kálmán). Also 16, 31, Jan. 2, 6, 10, 22, 26, Feb. 4, 16, Mar. 21, 24
Dec. 15 Tosca (Puccini). Also 19, Jan. 9, 30, Mar. 4, 14, 18, 29

MALMÖ OPERA (Sweden, 46 40 20 85 00; www.malmoopera.se)
Dec. 2 Le Comte Ory (Rossini). Also 5, 12, 14m, 27, Jan. 2, 4m
Dec. 19 Faust et Hélène (L. Boulanger). Also 21m, 27, 28m, Jan. 3, 7, 9, 10 (in Swedish)
Dec. 20 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 26m, 28m, Jan. 3m, 6m, 11m, 14, 18m, 24m, Feb. 1m, 13m, 15m, 17,
   19m, 22m (in Swedish)

NATIONAL THEATRE, PRAGUE (420 224 901 448; www.narodni-divadlo.cz)
National Theatre
Dec. 7 The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček). Also Jan. 24m, 24, Mar. 1m, 1, 12
Dec. 11 The Two Widows (Smetana). Also Jan. 15
Dec. 12 The New Earth (Hába)
Dec. 18 Rusalka (Dvořák). Also Jan. 16, Feb. 12, Mar. 5
Dec. 20 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also Jan. 11
State Opera
Dec. 7 Salome (R. Strauss)
Dec. 9 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also Feb. 4, Mar. 1m, 11
Dec. 10 Turandot (Puccini). Also Feb. 1, 19, Mar. 19
Dec. 12 Carmen (Bizet). Also 27, Jan. 3, Mar. 24
Dec. 14 Il Trovatore (Verdi). Also Feb. 10, Mar. 4
Dec. 18 La Bohème (Puccini). Also Jan. 11m, 18m, Feb. 20, Mar. 25
Dec. 20 Tosca (Puccini). Also Jan. 2, Feb. 25, Mar. 13
Dec. 21 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31, Jan. 4m, 31
Dec. 26 Rusalka (Dvořák). Also Jan. 9, 27, Feb. 15m, Mar. 14, 29
Dec. 30 La Traviata (Verdi). Also Jan. 28, Feb. 3, Mar. 7, 17, 28

NEW NATIONAL THEATRE, TOKYO (81 3 5351 3011; www.nntt.jac.go.jp)
Dec. 3 Don Carlo (Verdi). Also 30m, Dec. 6m, 9m

OPER FRANKFURT (49 69 212 49 49 4; www.oper-frankfurt.de)
Dec. 3 La Sonnambula (Bellini). Also 11, 14, 20, 26, Jan. 3, 8, 11, 17
Dec. 5 Otello (Verdi). Also 15, 20, 23, Dec. 13, 19
Dec. 6m Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 6, 10, 18, 22m, 22, 25m, 25, 28m, 28, Jan. 2
Dec. 7 Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss). Also 12, 17, 21m, 27, Jan. 18, 24, 31
Dec. 20 L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Also 22, 25, 26, 28, 31, Jan. 1, 3
Dec. 31 Die Csárdásfürstin (Kálmán). Also Jan. 1, 4, 9 (semi-staged)

OPER LEIPZIG (Opernhaus/Haus Dreilinden, 49 341 1261-275; www.oper-leipzig.de)
Dec. 3 Rigoletto (Verdi). Also 11, 28, Jan. 31
Dec. 5 La Traviata (Verdi). Also 13, Jan. 4, Feb. 14
Dec. 7 Tosca (Puccini). Also 30, Mar. 15
Dec. 10m Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 14m, 17
Dec. 10 Don Pasquale (Donizetti). Also Jan. 1, 23
Dec. 11 Jekyll and Hyde (Wildhorn). Also 12, Jan. 17, 18m, Feb. 3, 4 (in German)
Dec. 13 Die Lustige Witwe (Lehár). Also 14m, Jan. 3, Feb. 21, 22m
Dec. 17m The Wizard of Oz (Arlen). 18m, 19m, 20m, 21m, Jan. 24m, 25m (in German)
Dec. 18m Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (Rota). Also 18m, 22, Feb. 1m (family opera)
Dec. 19 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 25, Feb. 27
Dec. 20 Nabucco (Verdi). Also Jan. 3, Mar. 8
Dec. 21 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 27, Jan. 29, Mar. 29
Dec. 25 Im Weißen Rößl (Benatzky/Stolz). Also Mar. 21, 22m
Dec. 31m Lend Me a Tenor! (Carroll). Also 31 (in German)

OPERA AUSTRALIA (Arts Ctr., Melbourne, 61 2 9318 8200; www.opera-australia.org.au)
Dec. 1 Falstaff (Verdi). Also 4, 6m, 9, 11
Dec. 2 Tosca (Puccini). Also 5, 10, 13m
Dec. 3 Don Pasquale (Donizetti). Also 6, 12

OPÉRA COMIQUE (Salle Favart, Paris, 33 8 25 01 01 23; www.opera-comique.com)
Dec. 21m Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 23, 25m, 28m, 30, Jan. 1m (in French)

OPÉRA DE LYON (Place de la Comédie, 33 826 305 325; www.opera-lyon.com)
Dec. 15 Rusalka (Dvořák). Also 17, 19, 21m, 23, 27, 29, Jan. 1m
Dec. 16 The King and I (Rodgers). Also 19, 20, 22, 23, 27m, 27, 28m (in French)

OPÉRA DE MARSEILLE (Opéra Municipal, 33 4 91 55 11 10; opera.marseille.fr)
Dec. 23 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also 27, Dec. 31, Jan. 2, 4m

OPERA DI FIRENZE (Florence, 39 055 2779 350; www.operadifirenze.it)
Dec. 2 Falstaff (Verdi). Also 4, 7m, 9, 12
Dec. 9 Le Allegre Comari di Falstaff (Verdi). Also 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 14m (family opera in the Teatro Goldoni)

OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LORRAINE (33 3 83 85 33 11; www.opera-national-lorraine.fr)
Dec. 2 Nabucco (Verdi). Also 4
Dec. 30 Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Poulenc). Also Jan. 2, 3, 4m, 6

OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS (33 1 71 25 24 23; www.operadeparis.fr)
Opéra Bastille
Dec. 2 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21m, 23, 26, 28m, 30
Palais Garnier
Dec. 1 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 4, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18

OPÉRA ROYAL DE WALLONIE (Palais Opéra de Liège, 32 4 221 47 22; www.operaliege.be)
Dec. 2 Luisa Miller (Verdi). Also 4, 7m
Dec. 20 Tosca (Puccini). Also 21m, 23, 26, 27, 28m, 30, 31, Jan. 2

OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH (41 44 268 66 66; www.opernhaus.ch)
Dec. 6m Die Gänsemagd (Schiphorst). Also 7m, 7, 23, 26m, 26, 27m, 27 (family opera)
Dec. 6 Die Frau ohne Schatten (R. Strauss)
Dec. 7 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 10, 13, 18, 20, 23, 26m, 28, Jan. 1, 3, 7, 11m
Dec. 16 Luisa Miller (Verdi). Also 19, 21, 27, 30, Jan. 2
Dec. 20m Robin Hood (Schwemmer). Also 28m, Jan. 1m, 2m, 10m, 30, Mar. 22m (family opera)
Dec. 31 La Cenerentola (Rossini). Also Jan. 4, 9, 11, 15

ROYAL DANISH OPERA (Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, 45 33 69 69 69; www.kglteater.dk)
Dec. 2 Tosca (Puccini)
Dec. 4 Lulu (Berg). Also 11, 17, Jan. 16, 22, Feb. 1m, 6
Dec. 5 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich). Also Jan. 17, 25m

ROYAL OPERA, U.K. (Covent Garden, London, 44 20 7304 4000; www.roh.org.uk)
Dec. 4 L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti). Also 9, 13
Dec. 5 Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). Also 8, 11, 14m, 17, 21m
Dec. 18 Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi). Also 22, 30, Jan. 2, 6, 13, 17

ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA (Stockholm, 46 8 791 44 00; www.operan.se)
Dec. 2 Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc). Also 9, 15
Dec. 5 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Also 10, 16, 26m, 28m, Jan. 1m, 8, 10m, 13, 15, 18m
Dec. 13m Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 18, 27m, 29, Jan. 3m, 6m, 14, 17m, Feb. 10, 13, 16, Mar. 19m, 23, 25, 28m,
   31m (in Swedish)

SEMPEROPER DRESDEN (49 351 4911 705; www.semperoper.de)
Dec. 6 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 8, 18, Jan. 18, Feb. 19, 20, Mar. 21m, 22
Dec. 9 The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Dec. 7m Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss). Also 14m, 21m
Dec. 10 King Arthur (Purcell)
Dec. 10 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 12, 20m, 20, Jan. 2
Dec. 19 Königskinder (Humperdinck). Also 22, 29, Jan. 3, 11, 17, 25
Dec. 31 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also Jan. 12, 16, Feb. 18, 21, 27

STAATSOPER IM SCHILLER THEATER (Berlin, 49 30 2035 4555; www.staatsoper-berlin.org)
Dec. 4 Faust (Gounod). Also 6
Dec. 5 Hans im Glück (D.R. Coleman). Also 6m, 6, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m, 13m, 13, 14m, 14, 15m, 16m, 20, 21m, 22m, 22,
   27m, 27, 28m (family opera)
Dec. 5 The Turn of the Screw (Britten)
Dec. 7 From the House of the Dead (Janáček). Also 10, 13, 17, 21
Dec. 14 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also 18, 20, 30, Jan. 2
Dec. 17 Wissen Sie, Wie Man Töne Reinigt? Satiesfactionen (Satie). Also 18, 19
Dec. 19 Candide (Bernstein). Also 26
Dec. 28 Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)
Dec. 23m Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 23, 25m, 25, 27, Jan. 4, Feb. 13, 14, Mar. 1, 7, 16m, 16

STAATSTHEATER AM GÄRTNERPLATZ (Munich, 089 21 85 19 60; www.gaertnerplatztheater.de)
Dec. 1 Wiener Blut (J. Strauss). Also 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18

STAATSTHEATER STUTTGART (49 711 20 20 90; www.staatstheater.stuttgart.de)
Dec. 3 Khovanshchina (Mussorgsky). Also 10, 13, 20, 23
Dec. 4 La Bohème (Puccini). Also 12
Dec. 5 Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss). Also 18, 25, Jan. 4, 16, 20
Dec. 14 Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). Also 21
Dec. 15 Jakob Lenz (Rihm)
Dec. 19 Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Also 22, 27
Dec. 28 Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). Also Jan. 11m, 11, 17, 23, 31, Feb. 7, 11

TEATRO ALLA SCALA (Milan, 39 02 72 003 744; www.teatroallascala.org)
Dec. 7 Fidelio (Beethoven). Also 10, 13, 16, 20, 23

TEATRO COLÓN (Buenos Aires, 54 11 5533 5599; www.teatrocolon.org.ar)
Dec. 2 Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA (Bologna, 39 051 529958; www.tcbo.it)
Dec. 4 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich). Also 5, 6, 7m, 9, 10

TEATRO DI SAN CARLO (Naples, 39 081 7972111; www.teatrosancarlo.it)
Dec. 12 Il Trovatore (Verdi). Also 13, 14m, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

TEATRO LA FENICE DI VENEZIA (39 041 786511; www.teatrolafenice.it)
Dec. 2 Simon Boccanegra (Verdi). Also 4, 6

TEATRO REAL (Madrid, 34 902 24 48 48; www.teatro-real.com)
Dec. 4 Death in Venice (Britten). Also 7, 11, 14, 17, 19, 23
Dec. 16 Roméo et Juliette (Gounod). Also 20, 26 (in concert)

THEATER AN DER WIEN (Vienna, 43 1 588 85; www.theater-wien.at)
Dec. 4 Rinaldo (Handel). Also 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 21, 22, 28, 30
Dec. 7 American Lulu (Berg/Neuwirth). Also 9, 11

THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS ELYSÉES (Paris, 01 49 52 50 50; www.theatrechampselysees.fr)
Dec. 10 La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart). Also 12, 14, 16, 18
Dec. 15 Messiah (Handel). Also 15 (in concert)
Dec. 20 Christmas Oratorio (Bach). Also 20 (in concert)

THÉÂTRE DU CAPITOLE (Toulouse, 33 5 61 63 13 13; www.theatre-du-capitole.org)
Dec. 21m Doña Francisquita (Vives). Also 23, 25m, 26, 28m, 30, 31

THÉÂTRE ROYAL DE LA MONNAIE (Brussels, 32 2 70 23 39 39; www.demunt.be)
Dec. 2 Don Giovanni (Mozart). Also 4, 7m, 9, 11, 14m, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 28m, 30

THÉÂTRES DE LA VILLE (Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg, 352 47 08 95 1; www.theatres.lu)
Dec. 5 L'Orfeo (Monteverdi). Also 7, 9

VOLKSOPER WIEN (Vienna, 43 1 513 1 513; www.volksoper.at)
Dec. 3 La Traviata (Verdi)
Dec. 5 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 13, 17
Dec. 6 The Wizard of Oz (Arlen). Also 7m, 14, 15, 18, 23, 25, 29, Jan. 4m, 5, 11m, 12m, 16, 19, 21, 25m, Feb. 12, 20
   (in German)
Dec. 8 Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Also 12, 16, 19, 22, 26, Jan. 6
Dec. 9 Frau Luna (Lincke)
Dec. 27 My Fair Lady (Loewe). Also 30, Jan. 3, 10, 15, Mar. 20, 26 (in German)
Dec. 31m Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also 31, Jan. 1, 8, Feb. 4, 19, Mar. 16

WIENER STAATSOPER (Vienna, 43 1 513 1 513; www.wiener-staatsoper.at)
Dec. 1m Das Städtchen Drumherum (Naske). Also 2m, 3m, 16m, 22m, Jan. 7m, 8m (family opera)
Dec. 5 La Traviata (Verdi). Also 8m, 12, 16, Mar. 12, 15, 18, 21
Dec. 6 La Cenerentola (Rossini). Also 10, 14
Dec. 9 Arabella (R. Strauss). Also 13, 18, 21
Dec. 20 Rigoletto (Verdi). Also 23, 27, 30, Jan. 2, 17, 20, 23, 26, 30
Dec. 25 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart). Also 28, Jan. 4, 7, 11
Dec. 31 Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss). Also Jan. 1, 3, 5



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