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Opera

Novaya OperaOn Saturday, Oct. 26, Novaya Opera will present the premiere of Carnival of Animals, an interactive theatrical and musical show for kids to music by Saint-Saens, which will involve costumed actors and acrobatics in the audience.

Opera Addresses

Thursday The 24th

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. 7 p.m.

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

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.

Friday The 25th

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

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

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

Wagner and Verdi: Helikon Opera soloists, choir and orchestra in an operatic concert. Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Saturday The 26th

NEW Carnival of Animals (Karnaval Zhivotnykh): interactive theatrical and musical show for kids to music by Saint-Saens. Novaya Opera. Noon and 2 p.m.

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

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

Tosca: Puccini's opera about the tragic love of a beautiful Roman singer for an artist. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Noon and 7 p.m.

Viva Verdi!: Novaya Opera soloists, chorus and orchestra perform excerpts from Verdi's operas. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Wagner and Verdi: Helikon Opera soloists, choir and orchestra in an operatic concert. Helikon Opera on Arbat. 7 p.m.

Sunday The 27th

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.

Operatic Concert. Bolshoi Theater Beethoven Hall. 12:30 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.

Wagner and Verdi: Helikon Opera soloists, choir and orchestra in an operatic concert. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 7 p.m.

Young Voices of Moscow and Paris in an operatic concert. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Monday The 28th

Aleko: the concert version of Rachmaninov's opera performed by the Sudakov Capella and soloists. Dom Muzyki Chamber Hall. 7 p.m.

Tuesday The 29th

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.

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

Strider (see Sun. listing). Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Wednesday The 30th

Peasant Cantata (Krestyanskaya Cantata): Alexander Borodovsky's staging of Bach. Beer is served during the show. Helikon Opera Cafe on Arbat. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

and Beyond…

NEW L'Italiana in Algeri (see Tues. listing). Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Strider (see Sun. listing). Pokrovsky Chamber Musical Theater. Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

The Golden Cockerel (Zolotoi Petushok): Kirill Serebrennikov's updated staging of Rimsky-Korsakov's satirical opera based on Pushkin's verse tale. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Oct. 31, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., Nov. 2 at noon and 7 p.m.

Lohengrin: Wagner's medieval romantic opera as staged by Kasper Holten. Novaya Opera. Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

Rasputin: an opera in two acts with music and libretto by Jay Reise. Helikon Opera on Arbat. Nov. 6 and 7, 7 p.m.