Robert Wilson's monumental yet graceful and luminescent production of Wagner's romantic fable returns with James Levine conducting, in magnificent style, a superb cast and his world-beating orchestra and chorus.
April 26, 28, and 30, Sharp Theater, Juilliard School, 155 W 65th, 212-769-7406
Lowell Liebermann's opera, commissioned to celebrate Juilliard's centennial, has a conservative but often vocally virtuosic, appropriately pop-flavored score and a well-made libretto by the currently very productive J.D. McClatchy based on Nathanael West's grim novel about a newspaper columnist's tragedy. There is a fair amount of sex and violence, so don't bring the kids.