The Forum presents a live HD screening of Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot” at the Met Opera. It will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at Prior-Jollek Hall on Antilles School campus, St. Thomas.
The opera will be sung in Italian. The Met titles will be in English.
Time Frame: 2 hours and 9 minutes
Act I – 32 min.
Intermission — 15 min.
Act II – 43 min.
Act III – 39 min.
“Turandot’s” world premiere was in 1926 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairytale set in a China legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Puccini’s librettists were Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody.
The unenviable task of completing the opera’s final scene because of Puccini’s sudden death was left to the composer Franco Alfano. Conductor Arturo Toscanini oversaw Alfano’s contribution and led the world premiere.
The sopranos are Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme; the tenors are Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf
The Courtyard will be open at 6 p.m. OPUS 4, a local Saxophone Quartet, will perform while opera goers are enjoying their small meals and desserts by Amalia Café.
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