Opera

Bolshoi TheaterIolanta: Pyotr Tchaikovsky's lyric opera about a blind princess who is cured by the love of a man who violates the king's order not to tell the girl of her blindness. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. July 6 and 7, at 7 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Thursday, July 4th

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.

Saturday, July 6th

Iolanta: Pyotr Tchaikovsky's lyric opera about a blind princess who is cured by the love of a man who violates the king's order not to tell the girl of her blindness. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 7th

Iolanta: (See Sat. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Lucia di Lammermoor: Donizetti's operatic masterpiece about the feud between two aristocratic families, staged by Adolf Shapiro. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9th

La Boheme (Bogema): a sparkling version of Puccini's opera about the loves, passions and deceptions of a group of artists in the Latin quarter of Paris in the 1830s. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10th

NEW La Sonnambula: (The Sleepwalker): Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

NEW La Sonnambula: (See Wed. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. July 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., July 14 at 6 p.m.

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. July 12, 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. July 13, 7 p.m.