Opera

Natalya Sats Children's Musical TheaterTasty Tales (Syedobniye Skazki): Mikhail Bronner's musical for kids and parents. Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. September 21, at Noon.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 19th

Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci: Concert versions of operas by Mascagni and by Leoncavallo performed by Novaya Opera. Laurent Campellone conducts. Novaya Opera. 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 (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.

Friday The 20th

L'incoronazione di Poppea (Koronatsiya Poppei): Claudio Monteverdi's opera based on the story of Poppea's conquest of Nero and Nero's rejection of his wife, Ottavia. Sts. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral. 7 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. 7 p.m.

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

The Coffee Cantata: (See Thurs. listing.) Helikon Opera on Arbat Cafe. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

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

Saturday The 21st

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

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.

The Love for Three Oranges (Lyubov K Tryom Apelsinam): Prokofiev's opera based on a comedy by Carlo Gozzi as staged by Georgy Isaakyan for kids and parents. Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 4 p.m.

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

Sunday The 22nd

NEW Tasty Tales: (See Sat. listing.) Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 1 a.m.

The Queen of Spades: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Monday The 23rd

The Mermaid (Rusalka): Alexander Dargomyzhsky's operatic drama performed by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Choir and soloists. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 7 p.m.

Tuesday The 24th

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.

Wednesday The 25th

A Dinner Party With Italians (Zvany Uzhin s Italyantsami): Offenbach's one-act operetta. Also in program is Puccini's late one-act opera "Gianni Schicchi." Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

NEW Joaquin: a new version of Alexei Rybnikov's rock opera "The Star and Death of Joaquin Murrieta," about the Mexican Robin Hood of the 1850s. Rybnikov Theater production. Dom Muzyki Theater Hall. Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker): Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.

Norma: Bellini's operatic masterpiece staged by Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito and Anna Viebrock (Stuttgart State Opera). Novaya Opera. Sept. 27, 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.

The Ban on Love (Zapret na Lyubov): Wagner's comic opera based on Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." Helikon Opera on Arbat. Sept. 27 and 29, 7 p.m.

Mozart Assembly: (See Fri. listing.) Leo Tolstoy Museum. Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

A Nest of the Gentry (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo): Vladimir Rebikov's musical drama based on Ivan Turgenev's novel about a Russian landlord who returns home from France to make a new start. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Oct. 2, 7 p.m.