Opera

Helikon OperaKalmania: Edvald Smirnov's staging based on Imre Kalman's operettas. Helikon Opera on Arbat. Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Thursday, June 20th

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.

Friday, June 21st

MT PICK Carmen: (See Thurs. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Eugene Onegin: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, June 22nd

MT PICK Carmen: (See Thurs. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Viva Verdi!: Novaya Opera soloists, chorus and orchestra in concert. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 23rd

La Forza del Destino (Sila Sudby): Giuseppe Verdi's opera tells a tragic love story set in the 18th-century. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Mozart's lyric opera performed in Russian and German. Amadeus Musical Theater. Leo Tolstoy Center Na Pyatnistkoi. 6 p.m.

Monday, June 24th

Eugene Onegin: Andris Liepa's staging of Tchaikovsky's opera, based on Pushkin's novel. Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 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.

Tuesday, June 25th

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

Wednesday, June 26th

Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Young Artists in concert. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. 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.

NEW Kalmania: Edvald Smirnov's staging based on Imre Kalman's operettas. Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Graham Vick's avant-garde staging of Mozart's lyric opera. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW The Three Pintos (Tri Pinto): Weber-Mahler's comic opera telling the tale of mistaken identities and misguided love. Directed and choreographed by Mikhail Kislyarov. Performed in German and Russian. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

NEW Kalmania: (See Wed. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat. June 27, 28 and 29, 7 p.m.

The Magic Flute: (See Wed. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. June 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., June 30 at 6 p.m.

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. June 27, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Madame Butterfly: Puccini's opera, staged by Lyudmila Nalyotova. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. June 28, 7 p.m.

NEW The Three Pintos: (See Wed. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. June 28 at 7 p.m., June 30 at 6 p.m.

It's All Opera! (Vsyo Eto — Opera!): An opera show, featuring scenes from Novaya Opera stagings. Novaya Opera. June 29, 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. June 30, 7 p.m.