The Met: Live in HD presents Puccini's Turandot at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts November 8


 

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In two encore performances of The Met: Live in HD, Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini on Sunday, Nov. 8 at noon and again at 6 p.m. The Met: Live in HD is a featured part of Fairfield's annual season of "Arts & Minds" events. Seating is reserved and tickets are $22 and discounts are available.

Director Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production of Puccini's last opera is a favorite of the Met repertoire. Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless Chinese princess of the title, whose hatred of men is so strong that she has all suitors who can't solve her riddles beheaded. Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who eventually wins her love and whose solos include the famous "Nessun dorma." Andris Nelsons conducts.

Soprano Patricia Racette, who starred as Cio-Cio-San in last season's "Madama Butterfly" hosts the intermission interviews with singers and artistic staff.

The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues for its fourth season, featuring nine live transmissions.

The expected running time is 3 hours 21 minutes with 2 intermissions

Tickets are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 28, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 106