Opera

Novaya OperaLohengrin: Wagner's medieval romantic opera as staged by Kasper Holten. Performed in German with Russian subtitles. Novaya Opera. Friday, November 1, at 7 p.m.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 31st

NEW L'Italiana in Algeri (Italianka v Alzhire): Rossini's operatic drama staged by Yevgeny Pisarev. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Strider (Kholstomer): Vladimir Kobekin's opera based on a story by Leo Tolstoy about the life, loves, misfortunes and death of a "useless" work horse. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 6 p.m.

The Golden Cockerel (Zolotoi Petushok): Kirill Serebrennikov's updated staging of Rimsky-Korsakov's satirical opera based on Pushkin's verse tale. English subtitles available. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Friday The 1st

Lohengrin: Wagner's medieval romantic opera as staged by Kasper Holten. Performed in German with Russian subtitles. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

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

The Golden Cockerel (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Saturday The 2nd

Around Wagner (Vokrug Vagnera): Novaya Opera soloists and orchestra perform excerpts from Wagner's operas. Also in program are compositions by Beethoven, Weber, Brahms, Methner and others. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

NEW Carnival of Animals (Karnaval Zhivotnykh): interactive theatrical and musical show for kids to music by Saint-Saens. Novaya Opera foyer. 1 and 7 p.m.

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

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

The Golden Cockerel (see Thurs. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Noon and 7 p.m.

Tosca: Puccini's opera about the tragic love of a beautiful Roman singer for an artist. Performed in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Sunday The 3rd

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. 1 and 6 p.m.

Operatic Concert. Bolshoi Beethoven Hall. 12:30 and 4 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. Directed by Mikhail Polishchuk. Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 7 p.m.

The Legend of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane): Rimsky-Korsakov's opera based on Pushkin's comic verse tale about the tsar's lost son, who becomes the king of a fairy island. Staged by Alexander Titel. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 2 p.m.

NEW Tristan and Isolde: Wagner's opera based on Gottfried von Strassburg's Middle High German courtly romance. Directed by Nicola Raab. Performed in German with Russian subtitles. Novaya Opera. 6 p.m.

Tuesday The 5th

Let's Make an Opera (Davaite Sozdadim Operu): Benjamin Britten's "A Little Chimney Sweep," an entertaining musical about a young chimney sweep with audience participation. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Noon and 4 p.m.

NEW Tasty Tales (Syedobniye Skazki): Mikhail Bronner's musical for kids and parents. Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 1 p.m.

The Child and the Spells (Ditya i Volshebstvo): Ravel's opera for kids. Also in program is "The Orchestra Guide for Young Listeners." English subtitles available. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Noon and 7 p.m.

Wednesday The 6th

Let's Make an Opera (see Tues. listing). Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Noon and 4 p.m.

Ruslan and Lyudmila: a fantasy based on Mikhail Glinka's opera and Pushkin's verse tale. Directed by Ivan Fadeyev. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

NEW Ruslan and Lyudmila (see Sun. listing). Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 7 p.m.

NEW Tasty Tales (see Tues. listing). Natalya Sats Children's Musical Theater. 1 p.m.

The Barber of Seville (Sevilsky Tsiryulnik): Gioacchino Rossini's opera based on Beaumarchais' comedy. The tricky barber Figaro helps a young count marry the girl he loves. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

The Child and the Spells (see Tues. listing). Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Noon and 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 Cafe on Arbat. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

and Beyond…

L'Elisir d'Amore (Lyubovny Napitok): This Donizetti opera features colorful costumes and clever props. Performed mostly in Russian with key passages in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. Nov. 7, 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. Performed in Italian with Russian subtitles. Novaya Opera. Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Rasputin: an opera in two acts with music and libretto by Jay Reise. Helikon Opera. Nov. 8 and 9, 7 p.m.

The Adventures of Cipollino (Priklyucheniya Cipollino): Tatyana Kamyshyova's comic opera for kids based on a charming Italian tale with heroes who bear the names and characteristics of fruits and vegetables. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Nov. 8, 9 and 10, noon and 4 p.m.

Iolanta: Pyotr Tchaikovsky's lyric opera about a blind princess who is cured by the love of a man who violates the king's order not to tell the girl of her blindness. English subtitles available. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Nov. 10 at noon and 6 p.m.

NEW Ruslan and Lyudmila (see Sun. listing). Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

MT PICK Matti Salminen (bass) and the Novaya Opera Orchestra perform vocal and symphonic excerpts from operas by Wagner and Verdi. Novaya Opera. Nov. 10, 7 p.m.