Hello Everyone:

What I love about opera is that it takes an international cast to produce a world class opera worthy of a venue like The Detroit Opera House (DOH)
With all the various countries, ethnicities and individual differences; everyone comes together with a clear focus of producing exciting, excellent entertainment for their audiences to enjoy.  How refreshing.
Turandot is not an easy opera to produce, demanding appropriately grand staging, strong singers in the lead roles, a quality chorus, a conductor with a firm understanding of the score and an orchestra working at the top of its game.  DOH’s production features a number of world class artists, sopranos American  Lise Lindstrom and CanadianOthalie Graham who alternates in the title role as Princess Turandot and tenors South Korean Rudy Park and Chilean Giancarlo Monsalve, who alternates as Calaf.  The conductor is  Italian Valerio Galli and the stage director is American Garnett Bruce.
Nessun Dorma
For your enjoyment; I included a video below of tenor Rudy Park performing the infamous “Nessun Dorma” at The Verona Arena Festival  in 2012 which is a summer festival of opera, located in the city of VeronaItaly.


Opera in three acts
Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Premiere: Milan, 1926

Performances:  May 10-18, 2014

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage

Ancient Peking is the backdrop for the myth of the beautiful, bloodthirsty, Princess Turandot. Resolved to never let any man possess her, she decrees that any suitor must answer three riddles or die. Puccini’s final opera is also his most musically adventurous.
Lead Artists in TURANDOT
Lyric Soprano (American)
Role: Turandot
Dates: May 10, 14, 17

Senta in The Flying Dutchman​
Tenor (South Korean)
Role: Calaf
Dates: May 10, 14, 17

Calaf in Turandot

​Rudy Park, tenor performing “Nessun Dorma” VeronaItaly 2012

Dramatic Soprano (Canadian)
Role: Turandot
Dates: May 16, 18

​​Princess Turandot in Turandot
Tenor Spinto (Chilean) 
Role: Calaf
Dates: May 16, 18

Don Carlos​ in Don Carlos
Opera Notes – Dr. Wallace Peace
Don’t miss Dr. Wallace Peace, historian who will deliver a 30 minute “Opera Notes” 
one (1) hour prior to each performance.
See You at the Opera!
Tea & Opera, founder, 2004


Camille Mitchell

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