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Aug. 15 2015

11/07/15 – TWO WOMEN – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera

TWO WOMEN by Marco Tutino
Libretto by Marco Tutino and Fabio Ceresa

Adapted from a script by Luca Rossi
Based on the novel La Ciociara by Alberto Moravia
By arrangement with Studio Legale Cau Morandi Minutillo Turtur
Commissioned by San Francisco Opera and Teatro Regio di Torino
Copyright and publishing Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milan
(represented in U.S.A. by Theodore Presser Company)

WORLD PREMIERE

2women_sf015The cruelty of war, the loss of innocence and the intense love of a mother for her daughter make for moving drama in this world premiere—based on a novel that was adapted into a classic movie starring Sophia Loren. As the Allies invade Italy toward the end of World War II, a strong-willed widow and her 16-year-old daughter flee Rome for the nearby mountains in a vain attempt to find safety. Nicola Luisotti conducts the lushly expressive score by Italian composer Marco Tutino, whose work is “a joyful discovery…I hope we hear more of his music soon” (San Francisco Classical Voice).Francesca Zambello directs the outstanding cast, which is led by the “extraordinary”Anna Caterina Antonacci, known for her “intelligent and charismatic artistry” (The New York Times).

Cesira: Anna Caterina Antonacci
Rosetta: Sarah Shafer
Michele: Dimitri Pittas
Giovanni: Mark Delavan
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

San Francisco Opera Chorus, Ian Robertson, chorus master

DIRECTOR FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO
SET DESIGNER PETER DAVISON
COSTUME DESIGNER JESS GOLDSTEIN
LIGHTING DESIGNER MARK MCCULLOUGH
PROJECTION DESIGNER S. KATY TUCKER
CHORUS DIRECTOR IAN ROBERTSON
FIGHT DIRECTOR DAVE MAIER
* SAN FRANCISCO OPERA DEBUT

photos: Cory Weaver

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