<April 2018>

Puccini's Turandot

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Friday, June 8, 2018 – 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 3:00 PM Buy Tickets
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Concert Description

In the final program of his 10th season as DSO Music Director, Leonard Slatkin leads the DSO in a concert setting of Puccini’s final opera, Turandot. In the composer’s vision of ancient China, three riddles stand before any suitor wishing to marry Princess Turandot, and one wrong answer means death.

ConcerTalk 6/8 at 7 PM & 6/10 at 2 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Associate Conductor Michelle Merrill will speak about the program.


Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio

Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin began his tenure as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2008. In addition, Maestro Slatkin is the Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, a position he has held since 2011. He is highly regarded for his historic leadership of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1996 and his tenure as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2008. He has also served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and held Principal Guest Conductor positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Learn more at leonardslatkin.com

George Shirley, tenor   
Othalie Graham, soprano   
Jonathan Burton, tenor   
Guanqun Yu, soprano   
Hao Jiang Tian, bass   
Hunter Enoch, baritone   
Alex Mansoori, tenor   
Yi Li, tenor   
Evan Ross, bass-baritone   
Opera MODO, chorus   
Audivi, chorus   


PUCCINI Turandot  

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