Turandot’s Characters and Story

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Cast of Characters: Princess Turandot soprano The Emperor Altoum, her father tenor Timur, the dispossessed King of Tartary bass Calàf, his son tenor Liù, a young slave-girl soprano Ping, Grand Chancellor (Mask) Baritone Pang, General Purveyor (Mask) Tenor Pong, Chief Cook (Mask) Tenor A Mandarin Baritone The Prince of Persia silent role The…

Puccini’s Musical Style

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Puccini’s work is viewed by historians as the culmination of the Italian bel canto tradition, a line that goes back to the works of 19th-century opera composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.  Although viewed as Verdi’s true successor, Puccini’s operas are infused with German and…

The Silk & Spices Festival

Posted by Opera Gal in Community, Turandot

The annual Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Cultural Festival is in full swing. This year’s theme is Silk & Spices: A Cultural Festival Celebrating the Music & Arts of China. So far, the events have included a Utah Symphony performance, the celebration of the Chinese…

2014-2015 Utah Opera Season Announcement

Posted by Utah Opera in Productions

We are so excited for Utah Opera’s 2014-15 Season! Artistic Director Christopher McBeth has announced that the company’s 37th season will feature Utah Opera premieres of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and the highly demanded returns of Giacomo Puccini’s…

La Traviata and Cora Pearl

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Through Jan 26, the Utah Opera continues their season with La Traviata, a story of a beautiful Parisian woman who survived on the riches of the men she dated. The story follows Violetta through her life and parties and the pains of falling in love….