Turandot (2009)

Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924),
completed by Franco Alfano (1875-1954)

Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, after the play by Carlo Gozzi

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Conducted by Bryan Nies
Directed by David Cox
Set Design by Peter Crompton

Evening: July 11, 14, 17; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: July 19; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA


Turandot: Othalie Graham
Calaf: Christopher Jackson*
Liù: Rebecca Sjöwall*
Timur: Kirk Eichelberger
Ping: Igor Vieira
Pang: Adam Flowers*
Pong: Michael Mendelsohn*
Mandarin: Ted Weis
Emperor Altoum: Jonathan Nadel*

* Festival Opera debut


Calaf (Christopher Jackson, r) discovers his
long-lost father, Timur (Kirk Eichelberger), and
servant Liù (Rebecca Sjöwall) in the crowd.
Photo by Robert Shomler

Princess Turandot (Othalie Graham)
and Emperor Altoum (Jonathan Nadel.)
Photo by Robert Shomler
Ministers Ping (Igor Vieira, r), Pang
(Adam Flowers, c) and Pong (Michael Mendelsohn, l) offer a 'heads up' to the
Prince of Persia.
Photo by Robert Shomler
Love at last conquers the icy Princess.
Photo by Robert Shomler