Opera

Novaya OperaIl 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. Thursday, May 30th at 7 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Thursday, May 30th

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

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.

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.

Friday, May 31st

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

Saturday, June 1st

Gvidon: (See Thurs. listing.) School of Dramatic Art. 7 p.m.

NEW The Child and the Spells (Ditya i Volshebstvo): Ravel's opera for kids. Also in program is "The Orchestra Guide for Young Listeners." Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

The Legend of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane): Rimsky-Korsakov's opera based on Pushkin's comic verse tale about the tsar's lost son, who becomes the king of a fairy island. Staged by Alexander Titel. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 2nd

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

Monday, June 3rd

Basses and Baritones Parade: Novaya Opera soloists and orchestra perform popular arias, duets and opera scenes. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5th

Peasant Cantata (Krestyanskaya Cantata): Alexander Borodovsky's staging of Bach. Beer is served during the show. Helikon Opera Cafe on Arbat. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Richard Wagner: Novaya Opera soloists and orchestra perform excerpts from Wagner's operas. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Tosca: Puccini's opera about the tragic love of a beautiful Roman singer for an artist. Performed in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Skazki Gofmana): Offenbach's opera based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's stories about his three loves. Performed in French. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. June 6, 7 p.m.

Rusalka: Dvorak's opera follows the story of a young girl and her dreams of love. Helikon Opera on Arbat. June, 6, 7 and 8, 7 p.m.

Nabucco: Verdi's opera based on the Biblical story of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar as staged by Latvian director Andrejs Zagars. Novaya Opera. June 7, 7 p.m.

NEW Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor): Alexander Borodin's opera, based on the medieval epic "The Lay of Igor's Campaign," tells of Prince Igor and his son Vladimir in captivity during the war with the Polovtsians. Directed by Yury Lyubimov, new musical redaction by Pavel Karmanov. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. June 8, 12, 14 at 7 p.m., June 9 and 16 at 2 p.m., June 15 at noon and 7 p.m.

La Traviata: Verdi's opera as staged by Alexander Titel. Performed in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. June 9, 7 p.m.