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Aug. 11 2012

08/18/12 – Turandot – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours including two intermissions
In Italian

This passionate tale of a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love features some of the composer’s most glorious music, including the stirring anthem “Nessun dorma.” It will be performed by an outstanding cast led by Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, “the world’s reigning Turandot” (Opera Britannia); Adler Fellow Leah Crocetto, an “outlandishly gifted soprano” (San Francisco Chronicle); and Marco Berti, “one of the preeminent Italian singers of his generation” (MusicalCriticism.com).

Cast/Crew

TURANDOT IRÉNE THEORIN
CALAF MARCO BERTI
LIÙ LEAH CROCETTO
TIMUR RAYMOND ACETO
PING HYUNG YUN
PONG DANIEL MONTENEGRO
EMPEROR ALTOUM JOSEPH FRANK
A MANDARIN RYAN KUSTER

CONDUCTOR NICOLA LUISOTTI

DIRECTOR GARNETT BRUCE
SET DESIGNER DAVID HOCKNEY
COSTUME DESIGNER IAN FALCONER
CHORUS DIRECTOR IAN ROBERTSON
CHOREOGRAPHER LAWRENCE PECH

Recorded Fall 2011, War Memorial Opera House.

Photos by Cory Weaver

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