Puccini's Turandot

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San Francisco Opera opened its 2011-12 season with Puccini's unfinished final masterpiece. Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin stars in this passionate tale of a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love. Joining her is Adler Fellow Leah Crocetto, as Liù, and Marco Berti as Calaf.

This opera features some of the Puccini’s most glorious music, including the stirring anthem “Nessun dorma.”

CAST:

Turandot   Iréne Theorin
Calaf    Marco Berti
Liù    Leah Crocetto
Timur    Raymond Aceto
Ping    Hyung Yun
Pang    Greg Fedderly
Pong    Daniel Montenegro
Emperor Altoum  Joseph Frank
A Mandarin   Ryan Kuster

CONDUCTOR:  Nicola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Garnett Bruce
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

 

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours 15 minutes