The glory and cruelty of ancient China, some of opera's most famous music, and the thrill of heroic voices create the theatrical experience that every opera lover dreams of. Puccini had an unmistakable melodic gift that enriched some of the world's most beloved operas, and Turandot, his final opera, represents the culmination of the Italian tradition of Grand Opera.
The Ice Princess Turandot challenges the Unknown Prince to answer her three riddles, and he succeeds where so many others have failed. In the famous aria, "Nessun dorma," he in turn challenges her to learn his name.
This production's Turandot, Lise Lindstrom, and Calaf, Frank Porretta, thrilled Metropolitan Opera audiences this past season, and local favorite Elizabeth Caballero returns to sing Liù. The conductor of FGO's recent Lucia di Lammermoor, Ramon Tebar, returns to lead this outstanding cast.
Miami - Adrienne Arsht Center • November 13, 16, 19, 21(m), 24, 27, 2010
Fort Lauderdale - Broward Center • December 2 & 4, 2010