Backstage at the Opera

Thoughts from Christopher McBeth

Posted by Christopher McBeth in From our Artistic Director

We’re still basking a bit in the glow of our recent presentation of Puccini’s Turandot (pronounced WITH the “t” thank you)…in some cases…the staff is still recuperating as it was one of the more intense productions we’ve staged in a few seasons. I am particularly…

Inside the Utah Opera Chorus: Part VI

Posted by Ginamarie Marsala in Utah Opera Chorus

Bryan Almond is another of our valuable chorus members and Turandot is his last staged performance. He plans on writing for a publication and is going to focus on that for the next few years. We will truly miss his contributions to the Utah Opera. Turandot was…

Silk, Spices, and Food

Posted by Opera Gal in Community, Turandot

One of the key ways to experience a culture is through food. The food we eat depends on where we’re from and what the land has made available. Experimenting with these resources is what inspires a chef and transforms a chef into an artist. As…

Turandot’s Characters and Story

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Cast of Characters: Princess Turandot soprano The Emperor Altoum, her father tenor Timur, the dispossessed King of Tartary bass Calàf, his son tenor Liù, a young slave-girl soprano Ping, Grand Chancellor (Mask) Baritone Pang, General Purveyor (Mask) Tenor Pong, Chief Cook (Mask) Tenor A Mandarin Baritone The Prince of Persia silent role The…