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Thursday, April 4th
Carmina Burana: costumed staging of Carl Orff's cantata. A Novaya Opera and Imperial Russian Ballet joint production. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.
FESTIVAL Golden Mask: The Ban on Love (Zapret na Lyubov): Wagner's comic opera based on Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.
La Traviata: Verdi's opera based on the play "The Lady With Camelias," about a beautiful courtesan who breaks with a wealthy count because of her love for a young man. Directed by Francesca Zambello, sets by Peter John Davidson. Performed in Italian. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.
Friday, April 5th
FESTIVAL Golden Mask: The Diary of Anne Frank (Dnevnik Anny Frank): Grigory Frid's mono-opera. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.
MT PICK La Traviata: Alla Sigalova's excellent modernized staging of Verdi's opera uses Yevgeny Kolobov's boldly edited score of Verdi's original music. Performed in Italian. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.
Opera Night: classical arias, duets and jam. Alexei Kozlov Club. 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6th
Otello: the concert version of Verdi's opera performed by the Symphony Capella of Russia, Sergei Drobyshevsky (tenor), Yelena Yevseyeva (soprano), Sergei Toptygin (baritone) and other soloists. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 7 p.m.
The Tsar's Bride (Tsarskaya Nevesta): scenes from Rimsky-Korsakov's opera performed by the Moscow Conservatory Opera Theater. Conservatory Rachmaninov Hall. 7 p.m.
Monday, April 8th
FESTIVAL Golden Mask: War and Peace (Voina i Mir): Prokofiev's opera based on Leo Tolstoy's novel as staged by Alexander Titel. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9th
MT PICK Irina Lungu (soprano), Vasily Ladyuk (baritone) and the Novaya Opera Orchestra perform arias and duets by Verdi and French composers. Laurent Campellone conducts. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.
Violist Danilov (Altist Danilov): Alexander Tchaikovsky's opera, based on Vladimir Orlov's 1980 novel, is dedicated to Yury Bashmet. Directed and choreographed by Mikhail Kislyarov. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10th
A Nest of the Gentry (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo): Vladimir Rebikov's musical drama based on Ivan Turgenev's novel about a Russian landlord who returns home from France to make a new start. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater production. Ivan Turgenev Museum. April 11, 7 p.m.
FESTIVAL Golden Mask: Ruslan and Lyudmila: Mikhail Glinka's opera based on Pushkin's verse tale about a prince and his young bride kidnapped by an evil magician. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. April 11, 12, 13 and 14, 6 p.m.
FESTIVAL Golden Mask: War and Peace: (See Mon. listing.) Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Handel's Pastorale Acis and Galatea performed by the Intrada Vocal Ensemble and the Pratum Integrum Orchestra. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. April 11, 7 p.m.
Rimsky-Korsakov: opera scenes and romances. Alexander Pushkin Apartment Museum. April 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Marriage of Figaro (Svadba Figaro): Mozart's classic staged by Denis Azarov for the Moscow Youth Opera House. Yauza Palace. April 11, 7 p.m.
FESTIVAL Golden Mask: 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. April 12 at 2 and 6 p.m., April 13 at 4 p.m.
The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Mozart's lyric opera. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. April 12 and 14, 7 p.m.
MT PICK Pelleas et Melisande: the concert version of Debussy's opera performed by the Russian National Orchestra. Soloists Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano), Roman Shulakov (tenor) Nina Minasyan (soprano), Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone) and Pyotr Migunov (bass), conductor Paul Daniel. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. April 13, 7 p.m.
Julius Caesar and Cleopatra (Tsezar i Kleopatra): Boris Pokrovsky's staging based on Handel's "Julius Caesar in Egypt." Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. April 14 at 6 p.m., April 16 at 7 p.m.