Opera

Novaya OperaActors on stage in Alla Sigalova's modernized staging of Verdi's opera "La Traviata," to be performed at the Novaya Opera. The new Sigalova staging will be using a boldly edited score of Verdi's original music by Yevgeny Kolobov.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 26th

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. 7 p.m.

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

Friday The 27th

La Sonnambula (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Norma: Bellini's operatic masterpiece staged by Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito and Anna Viebrock (Stuttgart State Opera). Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

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

Saturday The 28th

La Sonnambula (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Sunday The 29th

La Sonnambula (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

NEW Tannhauser (see Fri. listing). Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 6:30 p.m.

The Ban on Love (see Fri. listing). Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Tuesday The 1st

Boris Godunov: Alexander Sokurov stages Mussorgsky's musical drama based on Pushkin's tragedy about the tsar (1598-1605) who ruled in the Time of Troubles. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday The 2nd

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. 7 p.m.

Boris Godunov (see Tues. listing). Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. 7 p.m.

Nine Sopranos: Novaya Opera soloists and orchestra perform popular arias and duets. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

NEW Tannhauser (see Fri. listing). Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Aida: updated version of Verdi's opera interprets it as a love affair crushed by a totalitarian goverment. Helikon Opera on Arbat. Oct. 4 and 5, 7 p.m.

NEW Pinocchio: Pierangelo Valtinoni's opera for kids retells the classic fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. , Oct. 5 at 4 p.m., Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

Songs at the Well. The Blind (Pesni u Kolodtsa. Slepiye): Yelena Langer's vocal cycle of five pieces based on Russian folk songs about love, and Lera Auerbach's a'capella opera in one act based on a play by Maurice Maeterlinck. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater small stage. Oct. 4 and 5, 7 p.m.

Boris Godunov (see Tues. listing). Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. Oct. 5 and 8 at 7 p.m., Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

MT PICK La Traviata: Alla Sigalova's excellent modernized staging of Verdi's opera uses Yevgeny Kolobov's boldly edited score of Verdi's original music. Performed in Italian. Novaya Opera. Oct. 5 and 6, 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Territory: The Mountain Bird (Gornaya Ptitsa): Lars Oyno's staging, based on Henrik Ibsen's unfinished opera libretto, to contemporary music by Filip Sande. Theater of Cruelty (Norway) production. Theater of Nations. Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

NEW www.nibelungopera.ru: a staging composed of vocal and symphonic excerpts from Wagner's 13 operas, directed by Dmitry Bertman and choreographed by Edvald Smirnov. Helikon Opera on Arbat. Oct. 11, 12 and 13, 7 p.m.