Performances spotlight world-class soloists
BRATTLEBORO- The Windham Orchestra’s upcoming production of Puccini’s “Turandot” summons many current issues of living: politics and hierarchies, racial conflict, miscommunication, parenting challenges, and even the disparity of rights between gender.
This “Turandot” is set in a fantastical distant empire, says music director Hugh Keelan, and promises a life-enhancing experience.
The performances are set for Friday, October 12, at 7 pm, and Sunday, October 14, at 2 pm at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street.
In Puccini’s last opera, there are riddles to answer, death and torture to avoid, hearts to thaw, and barriers of status, race, and gender to transcend, so that love may triumph against all odds.
The piece invites community participation in the form of a ‘rabble’ chorus, a large group of singers tackling such roles as a bloodthirsty mob shouting for a beheading, to name one example. The performances also will spotlight world-class soloists and artistry as the orchestra and chorus fill the stage.
Featured will be Jenna Rae as Turandot, Roseanne Ackerley as Liù, Alan Schneider as Calaf, Cailin Marcel Manson as Timur, Tom Gregg as the Emperor Altoum, and Charlie Berrios as the Prince of Persia.
For ticket information visit www.bmcvt.org or call (802) 257-4523.