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Christine Goerke in the title role of Puccini's Turandot. (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Met: Live in HD Returns with Puccini’s Turandot

 
Lewisburg, W.Va. (October 7, 2019) - Greenbrier Valley Theatre, in partnership with the Met: Live in HD, is proud to present Puccini’s grand final opera Turandot, on Saturday, October 12 at 12:55 p.m.

Starring Christine Goerke as the fierce fairy-tale princess Turandot and Yusif Eyvazov as her courageous suitor Calàf. This epic tale will be conducted by the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

“Crowned by a thoughtful assumption of the title role by the soprano Christine Goerke … here was a portrayal that drew out as many of the character’s human subtleties as the production allows.”— New York Times

The final opera by Puccini, Turandot has been popular at the Met since it premiered in 1926. The production remained a hit until the 30s. It returned in 1961 to great acclaim and its most recent and extravagant production by Franco Zeffirelli premiered in 1987. The masterpiece has starred Salvatore Licitra and Marcello Giordani in the role of CalĂ f and Maria Guleghina and Nina Stemme in the title role, amongst many others.

The live stream will last approximately three hours and two minutes with two intermissions. GVT Music Director Kermit Medsker will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general adult admission, $14 for seniors (60+) and $10 for children/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at (304) 645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

 
 
 

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