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Opera

Helikon OperaPyramus and Thisbe, a mock opera by John Frederick Lampe, plays at the Helikon Opera on Fri, Sat and Sun. 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 15th

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. 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 Tsar’s Bride (Tsarskaya Nevesta): Rimsky-Korsakov’s tragic opera about love and vengeance staged by Yury Grymov. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Friday, November 16th

Flight (Beg): Nikolai Sidelnikov’s opera based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel. Directed by Olga Ivanova. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

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

MT Pick Pyramus and Thisbe: a mock opera by John Frederick Lampe. Helikon Opera. 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 17th

Flight: (See Fri. listing.) Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 6 p.m.

MT Pick Pyramus and Thisbe: (See Fri. listing.) Helikon Opera. 7 p.m.

The Magic Flute (Volshebnaya Fleita): Mozart’s lyric opera as staged by Achim Freyer. Performed in German. Novaya Opera. 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 18th

It’s All Opera! (Vsyo Eto — Opera!): An opera show, featuring scenes from Novaya Opera stagings. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

MT Pick Pyramus and Thisbe: (See Fri. listing.) Helikon Opera. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 20th

One-Act Operas: “The Human Voice” by Poulenc and “Notes of a Madman” by Butsko. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21st

La Clemenza di Tito (Miloserdiye Tita): the concert version of Johann Hasse’s opera based on Metastasio’s famous melodrama. Helikon Opera production. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 7 p.m.

Prince Igor (Knyaz Igor): Alexander Borodin’s opera about Prince Igor and his son Vladimir in captivity during the war with the Polovtsians. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Russian Notebook (Russkaya Tetrad): Valery Gavrilin’s opera about Russian women. “The Diary of Anne Frank” (Dnevnik Anny Frank): Grigory Frid’s mono-opera. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

New Luci Mie Traditrici (The Deadly Flower, Lzhivy Svet Moikh Ochei): concert version of Salvatore Sciarrino’s post-modernist music drama based on a 17th-century play about the life of the composer Carlo Gesualdo and his murder of his wife and her lover. Performed in Italian. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater small stage. Nov. 22 and 23, 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. Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

New Capriccio: Alla Chepinoga stages Richard Strauss’ opera subtitled “A Conversation Piece for Music.” The story of a countess torn between a poet and a composer. Novaya Opera. Nov. 23, 7 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. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Nov. 23 and 24, 7 p.m.

The Inspector General (Revizor): Vladimir Dashkevich’s opera based on Gogol’s comedy. Libretto by Yuly Kim. Directed by Olga Ivanova. Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.