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Princess Turandot - Irina Rindzuner and Emperor Altoum, Turandot's father - Vern Sutton in Minnesota Opera production of Turandot
music by Giacomo Puccini
libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
after Carlo Gozzi's dramatic fairy tale (1762)
world premiere at the Teatro alla Scala, April 25, 1926
April 13*, 14**, 16*, 17**, 18*, 19**, 20* and 21**, 2013
Ordway, Saint Paul
sung in Italian with English captions
CREATIVE TEAM:
conductor - Michael Christie †
stage director - Renaud Doucet
set and costume designer - André Barbe
lighting designer - Guy Simard
assistant conductor - Aaron Breid ††
CAST:
Princess Turandot - Irina Rindzuner * and Helen Todd **
Calaf, the unknown prince - Adam Laurence Herskowitz * and Scott Piper **
Liù, a young slave girl - Kelly Kaduce * and Christie Hageman **
Timur, an exiled king, father of Calaf - Richard Ollarsaba
Ping, the grand chancellor - Matthew Opitz
Pang, the general purveyor - John Robert Lindsey
Pong, the chief cook - Brad Benoit
Emperor Altoum, Turandot's father - Vern Sutton
A mandarin - John Allen Nelson
* April 13, 16, 18, 20 performances
** April 14, 17, 19, 21 performances
† April 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 performances
†† April 21 performances
Photo © Michal Daniel, 2013