WRTI Spotlight
10:46 am
Mon August 13, 2012

San Francisco Opera: TURANDOT, August 18th at 1 pm

Puccini’s final masterpiece opens the San Francisco Opera radio season on WRTI under the baton of Music Director Nicola Luisotti. 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.” Performed by an outstanding cast, led by Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, “the world’s reigning Turandot” (Opera Britannia), Leah Crocetto, and Marco Berti, Turandot is melodically rich and colorfully orchestrated. Join us on Saturday, August 18th, 1 to 4:15 pm.

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

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

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