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Take this trip to ancient China, by way of the Benedum Center. In this perpetual favorite, the princess Turandot cruelly executes the men who try to win her - until a stranger conquers her with the power of love. Puccini's score shows off the stunning vocal abilities of Susan Neves (Tosca, 2006) as Turandot and Frank Poretta (Samson & Dalila, 2008); acclaimed Chinese bass Hao-Jiang Tian returns as the deposed king Timur, in a spectacular new production by the Canadian design duo Renaud Doucet and André Barbe. Music Director Antony Walker conducts; Renaud Doucet directs.
2010-11 Season Sponsor: PNC Production Sponsor: The National Endowment for the Arts
Production Sponsor:The Benter Foundation
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Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage
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(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)
Hao Jiang Tian
Craig Verm **
Conductor: Antony Walker
Stage Director and Choreographer: Renaud Doucet+
Set and Costume Designer: André Barbe+
Asst. Conductor: Glenn Lewis
Wig & Make-up Designer: James Geier
Asst. Wig & Make-up: Travis Klingler
Chorus Master: Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist: James Lesniak
New production, co-owned by Pittsburgh Opera
Click to hear music from Turandot
Turandot explains her rage: In questa reggia Joan Sutherland
Calaf is confident of victory: Nessun dorma Luciano Pavarotti