Novaya OperaThe cast of "It's All Opera" participating in a vibrant masquerde ball as part of Novaya Opera's grand showcase of scenes from its best productions for its 20th birthday. The spectacle will be performed this coming Saturday.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 29th

The Impresario (Direktor Teatra) Mozart's opera describing the blustery rivalries between two prima donnas, Mikael Tariverdiyev's mono-opera "Expectation." Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Saturday The 31st

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

Sunday The 1st

The Nose (Nos): Shostakovich's satirical opera based on Gogol's story about a man who is tormented by his own nose, which may have been cut off at the barber's and is now stalking St. Petersburg in his place. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 6 p.m.

Tuesday The 3rd

Rigoletto: Verdi's opera based on Victor Hugo's play "Le Roi s'amuse." Performed in Italian. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Wednesday The 4th

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…

Cinderella (Zolushka): Rossini's opera as staged by Alexander Petrov. Zazerkalye Children's Musical Theater (St. Petersburg). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

NEW Un Ballo in Maschera (Bal Maskarad): Verdi's opera tells the story of a king and his forbidden love of his best friend's wife. Directed by Dmitry Bertman. Helikon Opera on Arbat. Sept. 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, 7 p.m.

L'Elisir d'Amore (Lyubovny Napitok): Donizetti's opera about a young man turning to magic to win his sweetheart. Directed by Yury Alexandrov. Novaya Opera. Sept. 6, 7 p.m.

The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Zazerkalye Children's Musical Theater (St. Petersburg) production of Mozart's lyric opera. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Sept. 6, 7 p.m.

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

Cosi Fan Tutte (Tak Postupayut Vse): Mozart's 1789 comic opera about two young officers who disguise themselves as Turkish merchants to test their fiancees' fidelity. Zazerkalye Children's Musical Theater (St. Petersburg) production. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Sept. 7, 7 p.m.

The Age of DSCH (Vek DSCH): a musical show based on compositions by Dmitry Shostakovich. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Sept. 11, 7 p.m.