One of those New York choices this Wednesday night.
Comte Ory (M/F), Rondine (T/SM), Maria Stuarda (W/SE), Trovatore (Th)
By many accounts the last weeks' truly significant soprano debut was young South African Pretty Yende in the otherwise pointless revival of Comte Ory. If that doesn't appeal, two great displays of singing -- Maria Stuarda and Trovatore -- close for the season this week. (Incidentally, they're both staged by the only successful Gelb-era director, David McVicar. How about he does all the Italian stuff from now on?) Rondine, eh -- more soon along with Troyens and Turandot writeups.
Dorothea Röschmann recital (W)
Fleming/Graham duo recital (Su)
It's been far too long since master liederist Dorothea Röschmann has done a solo recital here, making Wednesday's show even less to be missed. She arrives this time with Malcolm Martineau and a program of core Schubert, Strauss, Liszt, and Wolf.
Megastars Renee Fleming and Susan Graham's duo show on the big stage, on the other hand, is French themed, which suits the latter terrifically.
Nic Hodges and Radu Lupu on the ivories this week at Carnegie.