Helikon OperaCarmen: original version of Bizet's opera based on Merimee's short story, performed in French but set in a dirty Moscow courtyard with a garbage container and an old jalopy. Helikon Opera on Arbat. June 19, 20, 21 and 22, at 7 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Friday, June 14th

Opera Night: classical arias, duets and jam. Alexei Kozlov Club. 11:30 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. 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 15th

Oh, Mozart, Mozart!: This operatic performance combines Rimsky-Korsakov's chamber opera "Mozart and Salieri" with Mozart's Requiem. Directed by Vladimir Vasilyev. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

NEW Prince Igor: (See Fri. listing.) Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. Noon and 7 p.m.

Theater Na Basmannoi Soloists perform opera arias and duets. Kolomenskoye Estate Museum. 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 16th

NEW Prince Igor: (See Fri. listing.) Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. 2 p.m.

The Barber of Seville (Sevilsky Tsiryulnik): Gioacchino Rossini's opera based on Beaumarchais' comedy. The tricky barber Figaro helps a young count marry the girl he loves. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Monday, June 17th

Aida: The concert version of Verdi's opera about the forbidden love between an Ethiopian slave girl and an Egyptian army commander. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18th

Cinderella (Zolushka): Rossini's comic opera. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Young Opera Singers Session: This operatic concert features singers of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center, the Youth Project of the Theater an der Wien and the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program. Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 19th

MT PICK Carmen: original version of Bizet's opera based on Merimee's short story, performed in French but set in a dirty Moscow courtyard with a garbage container and an old jalopy. Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Eugene Onegin: Dmitry Chernyakov's staging of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, based on Pushkin's novel about a Petersburg dandy who rejects the love of a provincial girl and is later rebuffed by her. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya Dama): Tchaikovsky's opera based on Pushkin's supernatural story of a young officer who is obsessed with learning a mysterious old woman's secret of winning at cards. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

MT PICK Carmen: (See Wed. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat. June 20, 21 and 22, 7 p.m.

Eugene Onegin: (See Wed. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. June 20 and 21, 7 p.m.

The Barber of Seville (Sevilsky Tsiryulnik): Gioacchino Rossini's opera, based on Beaumarchais' comedy. Director Elijah Moshinsky, stage designer Anne Tilby. Novaya Opera. June 21, 7 p.m.

NEW The Thee Pintos (Tri Pinto): Weber-Mahler's comic opera tells a tale of mistaken identities and misguided love. Directed and choreographed Mikhail Kislyarov. Performed in German and Russian. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. June 26 and 28 at 7 p.m., June 30 at 6 p.m.