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A Conversation on Turandot with New Orleans Opera
September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the AICC and Todd Simmons of New Orleans Opera for Puccini’s TURANDOT: a conversation about the composer, the times, and the opera.
Turandot is Puccini’s final opera, which was unfinished at the time of his death and was completed by Franco Alfano. The opera is set in China and tells the story of Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. In order to receive permission to wed her, the suitor must solve three riddles – any incorrect answer results in death. Prince Calaf sings Nessun dorma, one of the most famous tenor arias in opera. While the score has many Asian touches, it is clearly influence by Italian tradition; characters are based on those from Commedia dell’arte.
Explore this fantastic opera at the AICC and then see the show at Mahalia Jackson Theater on September 28 or 30.
This lecture is free for AICC members and there is a suggested $10 donation for non-members. Students tickets are free with a valid ID.