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May. 14 2018

06/16/18 – Turandot – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

TURANDOT

by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian

photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

Turandot Opera Overview

Turandot, Puccini’s final opera and one of the biggest blockbusters in the repertoire, transports us to an exotic fantasy of ancient China. There the regal, forbidding Princess Turandot poses three riddles to each prince who wishes to win her — but anyone who fails to answer correctly is executed. Prince Calaf does answer correctly, and he declares that he’s willing to die if Turandot finds out his name by dawn. The plot unfolds to music of extraordinary brilliance, including “Nessun dorma,” the most popular of all Italian tenor arias!
“A Ryan Opera Center breakout star, [Amber Wagner] produced a gleaming, ample and effortless sound that also was warm and womanly when it needed to be.”
Chicago Tribune
Amber Wagner†

Amber Wagner†

Turandot

Stefano La Colla*

Stefano La Colla*

Calaf

Maria Agresta*

Maria Agresta*

Liù (December)

Janai Brugger*

Janai Brugger*

Liù (January)

Andrea Silvestrelli

Andrea Silvestrelli

Timur

Zachary Nelson

Zachary Nelson

Ping

Rodell Rosel†

Rodell Rosel†

Pang

Keith Jameson

Keith Jameson

Pong

Sir Andrew Davis

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor (12/5 – 1/21)

Robert Tweten

Robert Tweten

Conductor (1/27)

Rob Kearley*

Rob Kearley*

Director

Allen Charles Klein*

Allen Charles Klein*

Set & Costume Designer

Chris Maravich

Chris Maravich

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Michael Black

Chorus Master

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