Regional Opera Company of the Week: Sarasota Opera
Set in Ancient China, Turandot tells the story of the beautiful ice princess Turandot for whom men travel the world to win the heart of by solving three riddles. Answer correctly and win her eternal love; Answer incorrectly and lose your head.
February 9, 12, 17 (mat.), 20, 23, 28, March 3 (mat.), 10, 15, 19 (mat), 23
Set in legendary Sri Lanka, the story follows two men whose vow of eternal friendship is threatened when the object of their mutual desires suddenly returns igniting a dangerous triangle of forbidden love.
February 16, 19, 21, 24(mat.), 27, March 1, 8(mat.), 16(mat.), 22
In Verdi's comic second opera, the King of Poland hides from his enemies by asking an unknown knight to impersonate him, leading to a series of amorous intrigues.
March 2, 5, 7, 10(mat.), 13, 16, 24 (mat.)
Based on the novel and play by John Steinbeck, Carlisle Floyd's opera stays faithful to the legendary story of two depression-era workers, George and Lennie, as they struggle to achieve their personal American dream.
March 9, 12, 14, 17(mat.), 20, 23(mat.)
More On: Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Giuseppe Verdi, John Steinbeck.