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Opera Addresses

Thursday, March 7th

Don Giovanni (Don Juan): Mozart's classic about the brash Spanish lover who is undone by the statue of a man he once murdered. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Evening of Classical Operetta. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW La Sonnambula: (The Sleepwalker): Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Opera Mania: Novaya Opera Orchestra and soloists in a musical show. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.†

Friday, March 8th

Don Giovanni: (See Thurs. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW La Sonnambula: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Opera Night: classical arias, duets and jam. Alexei Kozlov Club. 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9th

NEW A Play of Soul and Body (Igra o Dushe i Tele): an allegorical morality play, "Representation of Soul and Body," composed in 1600 by Emilio de Cavaliery. Performed in Russian. Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 2 and 6 p.m.

NEW La Sonnambula: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

May Night (Maiskaya Noch): Alexander Titel stages Rimsky-Korsakov's opera based on Gogol's short story "A May Night, or the Drowned Maiden." Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 10th

NEW A Play of Soul and Body: (See Sun. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 4 p.m.

L'Elisir d'Amore (Lyubovny Napitok): This Donizetti opera features colorful costumes and clever props. Performed mostly in Russian with key passages in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW La Sonnambula: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Lohengrin: Wagner's medieval romantic opera as staged by Kasper Holten. Novaya Opera. 6 p.m.

Viva Opera: concert of arias performed by Russian vocalists. Sts. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral. 7 p.m.

Monday, March 11th

FESTIVAL Golden Mask: Agrippina: Vladikavkaz Opera Theater's innovative staging loosely based on Handel's Baroque opera. National Youth Theater. 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Sergei Rachmaninov: Aleko: Symphony Capella of Russia performs Rachmaninov's one-act opera, based on Pushkin's poem. Also in program is Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 1. Conservatory Great Hall. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12th

Ruslan and Lyudmila: excerpts from Glinka's opera performed by the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center soloists. Philharmonic Chamber Hall. 7 p.m.

MT PICK The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka): This staging of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera focuses on a story of passionate love during the Russian Shrovetide carnival. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Viva Verdi: scenes and arias performed by Moscow opera soloists. Gnesin Academy of Music. 7 p.m.†

Wednesday, March 13th

Russian Notebook (Russkaya Tetrad): Valery Gavrilin's opera about Russian women. "The Diary of Anne Frank" (Dnevnik Anny Frank): Grigory Frid's mono-opera. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Sergei Rachmaninov: La Boheme: the concert version of Puccini's opera performed by the Moscow Conservatory Opera Theater. Conservatory Great Hall. 7 p.m.

Ten Novaya Opera Sopranos in a concert of arias and duets. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

NEW The Merry Widow (Vesyolaya Vdova): Franz Lehar's operetta about the attempts of a baron to obtain a widow's fortune for his impoverished country of Pontevedria. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Una Cosa Rara (Redkaya Veshch): excerpts from Vicente Martin y Soler's comic opera performed by the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center affiliate. Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

Bravissimo: a musical show including arias and excerpts from various operas. Novaya Opera. March 14, 7 p.m.

NEW La Sonnambula: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. March 14 and 15 at 7 p.m.

NEW The Merry Widow: (See Wed. listing.) Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. March 14, 7 p.m.

Boris Godunov: musically brilliant production of the lesser-known, 1869 version of Mussorgsky's opera based on Pushkin's tragedy about the tsar. Novaya Opera. March 15, 7 p.m.

One-Act Operas: "The Human Voice" by Poulenc and "Notes of a Madman" by Butsko. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. March 15, 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Sergei Rachmaninov: The Covetous Knight (Skupoi Rytsar): Symphony Capella of Russia performs Rachmaninov's one-act opera, based on Pushkin's drama. Also in program is Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2. Conservatory Great Hall. March 15, 7 p.m.

Novaya Opera Soloists perform Tchaikovsky's arias and duets. Tsaritsyno Estate Museum Bazhenovsky Hall. March 16, 3 p.m.

FESTIVAL Sergei Rachmaninov: Aleko: the concert version of Rachmaninov's one-act opera performed by the Moscow Conservatory Opera Theater. Conservatory Great Hall. March 16, 2 p.m.

The Coffee Cantata (Kofeinaya Kantata): This charming, 40-minute production of Bach's comic opera involves 30 audience members having coffee with the singers. Helikon Opera on Arbat Cafe. March 16 and 17, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Mozart's lyric opera. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. March 16 and 17, 7 p.m.

Idomeneo: Mozart's opera seria in Richard Strauss' redaction. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. March 19 and 20, 7 p.m.

Der Rosenkavalier: (Kavaler Rozy): Richard Strauss' comic opera directed by Stephen Lawless. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. March 21, 22 and 23 at 6 p.m., March 24 at 2 p.m.

Nanoopera: the first international competition of young opera directors. Work-in-progress. Helikon Opera on Arbat. March 26, 27, 28 and 29, 7 p.m.

The Enchantress (Charodeika): Tchaikovsky's opera based on Ippolit Shpazhinsky's romantic drama set in the 15th century at a tavern near Nizhny Novgorod. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. March 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., March 31 at noon.