Opera

Novaya OperaOld Babushka's Tales (Skazki Staroi Babushki): This operatic show for kids and parents includes scenes set to Mussorgsky's music. Novaya Opera Foyer. Saturday, September 14, at noon.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 12th

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. 7 p.m.

Friday The 13th

NEW Un Ballo in Maschera: (See Thurs. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Saturday The 14th

NEW Old Babushka's Tales (Skazki Staroi Babushki): This operatic show for kids and parents includes scenes set to Mussorgsky's music. Novaya Opera Foyer. Noon.

NEW Pinocchio: Pierangelo Valtinoni's opera for kids retells the classic fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 6 p.m.

NEW Tasty Tales (Syedobniye Skazki): Mikhail Bronner's musical for kids and parents. Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 4 p.m.

Sunday The 15th

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.

NEW Pinocchio: (See Sat. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 4 p.m.

NEW Tasty Tales: (See Sat. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. Noon.

Monday The 16th

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

Tuesday The 17th

The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya Dama): Valery Fokin's production of Tchaikovsky's opera based on Pushkin's story about a young officer destroyed by his obsession for winning at cards. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Wednesday The 18th

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

The Coffee Cantata (Kofeinaya Kantata): This charming, 40-minute production of Bach's comic opera involves 30 audience members having coffee with the singers. Helikon Opera on Arbat Cafe. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

The Impresario (Direktor Teatra): Mozart opera that describes the blustery rivalries between two prima donnas. Also in program is Telemann's comic opera "Pimpinone." Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

The Queen of Spades: (See Tues. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci: Concert versions of operas by Mascagni and by Leoncavallo performed by Novaya Opera. Laurent Campellone conducts. Novaya Opera. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

The Coffee Cantata: (See Wed. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat Cafe. Sept. 19 and 20, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

The Impresario and Pimpinone: (See Wed. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

The Queen of Spades: (See Tues. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Sept. 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

Mozart Assembly: Amadeus Musical Theater performs comic opera "Bastien and Bastienne," Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra, arias and pieces by Mozart. Leo Tolstoy Museum. Sept. 20, 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. Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

NEW Tannhauser: Wagner's opera based on the two German legends of Tannhauser and the song contest at Wartburg. The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. Sept. 27 and 29, 6:30 p.m.