600 Main Street Evansville
Puccini’s Turandot (With Alfano Ending)
Maestro Alfred Savia’s Farewell Concert
SOPRANO OTHALIE GRAHAM AS TURANDOT
TENOR MATTHEW VICKERS AS CALAF
SOPRANO ELENI CALENOS AS LIU
LAURA SAVIA, DIRECTOR
UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE OPERA AND EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
Three riddles stand before any suitor wishing to marry Princess Turandot, and one Wrong answer means death.
A tour de force for orchestra and chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s exotic tale of ancient China is told through extremely sumptuous and evocative music. Its impassioned Nessun Dorma, popularized by Luciano Pavarotti, is the most famous aria of all time!
Don’t miss this unforgettable evening as we say farewell to Maestro Alfred Savia, whose vision has been the driving force behind numerous opera productions in Evansville over the past 30 years.
MARTHA & MERRITT DEJONG FOUNDATION
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
WILLIAM E. SCHMIDT FOUNDATION
FRIENDS OF THE CHORUS
FRIENDS OF THE MAESTRO
By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner.