Opera

Novaya OperaActor Andrei Breus, playing Eugene Onegin in Novaya Opera's production of the work composed by Tchaikovsky, guns down his friend Lensky, played by Alexander Tatarintsev. The opera will be performed on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 17th

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.

Marina Lapina (soprano), Oleg Dolgov (tenor) and Mikhail Dyakov (baritone) perform Verdi's arias and duets. Bolshoi Theater Beethoven Hall. 7 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman (Letuchy Gollandets): Wagner's opera about the sailor condemned to sail his ship until redeemed by a faithful woman. Directed by Peter Konvichny. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Friday The 18th

Falstaff: Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and his comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

The King of Opera, Maestro Verdi: an operatic concert, featuring vocalists Larisa Andreyeva, Veronika Pogrebnaya-Lyalikova, Chingis Ayushev, Valeria Fubini and others. Dom Muzyki Theater Hall. 7 p.m.

Saturday The 19th

Operatic Concert. Bolshoi Theater Beethoven Hall. 12:30 and 4 p.m.

NEW The Child and the Spells (Ditya i Volshebstvo): Ravel's opera-ballet for kids. Novaya Opera. 4 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Sunday The 20th

MT PICK Eugene Onegin: a simple and dazzling staging of Tchaikovsky's opera by Sergei Artsibashev with sets by Sergei Barkhin. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Falstaff (see Fri. listing). Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

La Traviata: Verdi's opera as staged by Alexander Titel. Performed in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Operatic Concert. Bolshoi Theater Beethoven Hall. 12:30 and 4 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Tuesday The 22nd

The Flying Dutchman (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Wednesday The 23rd

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

The Demon: Anton Rubinshtein's opera as staged by Gennady Trostyanetsky. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

MT PICK The Garden of Mr. Rameau: Conductor William Christie and his period-instrument ensemble Les Arts Florissants with a program of semi-staged French Baroque opera selections by Rameau and his contemporaries. Soloists from Le Jardin des Voix are Daniela Skorka (soprano), Emilie Renard (mezzo-soprano), Benedetta Mazzucato (mezzo-soprano), Zachary Wilder (tenor), Victor Sicard (baritone) and Cyril Costanzo (bass). Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 7 p.m.

NEW The Marriage of Figaro (Svadba Figaro): a contemporary version of Mozart's classic based on Beaumarchais' witty play. Stas Namin Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

Expectation (Ozhidaniye): Mikael Tariverdiyev's mono-opera, and "The Impresario" (Direktor Teatra): Mozart's opera that describes the blustery rivalries between two prima donnas. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Madame Butterfly: Puccini's opera, staged by Lyudmila Nalyotova. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

NEW The Marriage of Figaro (see Wed. listing). Stas Namin Theater production. Dom Muzyki Theater Hall. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Rigoletto: Verdi's opera based on Victor Hugo's play "Le Roi s'amuse." Performed in Italian. Novaya Opera. Oct. 25, 7 p.m.

NEW Ruslan and Lyudmila: Mikhail Glinka's opera based on Pushkin's verse tale about a prince and his young bride kidnapped by an evil magician. Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. Oct. 25 and 29, 7 p.m.

The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Mozart's lyric opera. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater small stage. Oct. 25 and 26, 7 p.m.