Opera Up Close - Turandot
Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:00 - 3:30
Location: Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
Opera Up Close is an in-depth look at the music and story of Puccini's Turandot, with singers and directors from the production, in the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.
Panelists will include:
- Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn
- Maestro Antony Walker
- Stage Director Kathleen Stakenas
- Alexandra Loutsion (Turandot)
- Craig Verm (Ping)
Puccini's original 1926 gongs
In addition, you can see Giacomo Puccini's original set of 13 hand cast tuned bronze gongs he had custom-built for Turandot's 1926 world premiere. Pittsburgh Opera is using the gongs in our production. You can see these historic gems, including Luciano Pavarotti's signature from when he signed one of them at a benefit concert.
Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.
Please note that the Pittsburgh Opera garage is available only for handicapped parking, by reservation. RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM FRIDAY, March 10th. Reserve a handicapped parking spot for Opera Up Close.
A 2015 Opera Up Close event at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters