WHAT: Wagner’s Lohengrin in a new production by François Girard.
WHEN: March 24, 28; April 1
WHERE: Metropolitan Opera
WHY: The Met’s new Lohengrin aligns with its recent, acclaimed Parsifal (Lohengrin is, after all, Parsifal’s son). It is staged with poetic understatement and strongly cast, with the remarkable Piotr Beczala in the title role; Christine Goerke, appropriately witchy, is seemingly born to sing Ortrud. Tamara Wilson ends her strong run as Elsa on March 24; Yelena Stikhina portrays the hapless bride on March 28 and April 1. Yannick Nézet-Séguin confidently conducts a poised, balanced account of the tragic tale, confirming his Wagner chops.
Information and tickets: metopera.org.