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GIACOMO PUCCINI’S TURANDOT - October 1, 2011, 8 pm - San Francisco War Memorial Opera House


Well, it was a David Hockney stage design.  Actually, if anything, it was better than Heart of A Soldier, and certainly the best Turandot I’ve seen (this makes three).  Although the set of the Florida Grand Opera was more spectacular, it was on stage the entire production with no scene changes.  This had four major changes in three acts and two intermissions.  Leah Crocetto in her role of the slave girl Liù was amazing.  Hers was the sweetest voice of the cast.  Marco Berti as Calaf was masterful.  The duets together brought ovations from the audience.  Although my friend did not care for Iréne Theorin’s Turandot, I thought she did an excellent job.  I have to admit the Hockney sets were pretty neat.  Ping, Pang and Pong were their comic selves.  The image is from the San Francisco Opera web page at www.sfopera.com.

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