Opera

Novaya OperaEugene Onegin: a simple and dazzling staging of Tchaikovsky's opera by Sergei Artsibashev with sets by Sergei Barkhin. Novaya Opera. Wednesday, May 29th at 7 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Thursday, May 23rd

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.

MT PICK Nabucco: This production of Verdi's opera, based on the biblical story of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and his invasion of Jerusalem, is one of the Bolshoi's best in years. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW Pinocchio: Pierangelo Valtinoni's opera for kids retells the classic fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Friday, May 24th

A Dinner Party With Italians (Zvany Uzhin s Italyantsami): Offenbach's one-act operetta. Also in program is Puccini's late one-act opera "Gianni Schicchi." Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Nabucco: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

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

NEW Pinocchio: (See Thurs. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Rigoletto: Verdi's opera directed by Ivan Popovski. Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 25th

I Pagliacci: excerpts from Leoncavallo's opera performed by Alla Dolgova (soprano), Yevgeny Kapustin (baritone), Sergei Spiridonov (tenor) and others. Tchaikovsky Cultural Center. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Nabucco: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW Pinocchio: (See Thurs. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 6 p.m.

NEW Tristan and Isolde: Wagner's opera based on Gottfried von Strassburg's Middle High German courtly romance. Directed by Nicola Raab. Performed in German. Novaya Opera. 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 26th

MT PICK Nabucco: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Operatic Concert features scenes from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" and Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov." Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. 6 p.m.

NEW Pinocchio: (See Thurs. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 6 p.m.

Monday, May 27th

Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor): Alexander Borodin's opera about Prince Igor and his son Vladimir in captivity during the war with the Polovtsians. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Rigoletto: (See Fri. listing.) Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28th

NEW L'Italiana in Algeri (Italianka v Alzhire): Rossini's operatic drama staged by Yevgeny Pisarev. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29th

Carmen: Bizet's opera based on Merimee's short story about a man's tragic attraction to a woman he allows to escape from jail on purpose. Performed in French. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Eugene Onegin: a simple and dazzling staging of Tchaikovsky's opera by Sergei Artsibashev with sets by Sergei Barkhin. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Tsar and Carpenter (Tsar i Plotnik): Albert Lortzing's comic opera is based on the story of Peter the Great, who traveled to Europe disguised as a carpenter in order to gain technical knowledge. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center Soloists perform arias and opera scenes. Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. May 30, 7 p.m.

Gvidon: Alexander Manotskov's opera based on Daniil Kharms' dialogues with God and eternity. Directed by Alexander Ogaryov. School of Dramatic Art. May 30, 7 p.m.

Il Trovatore (Trubadur): Verdi's tragic opera, set in 16th-century Spain, about the search for a boy, mistakenly thought to have been murdered in infancy, which leads to a duel in love between two unknowing brothers decades later. Directed by Marco Gandini. Performed in Italian. Novaya Opera. May 30, 7 p.m.

NEW L'Italiana in Algeri: (See Tues. listing.) Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. May 30, 7 p.m.

Tsar and Carpenter: (See Wed. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. May 30, 7 p.m.