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Performer: Joel Sorensen

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A Turandot to remember in San Francisco

Nina Stemme (Turandot) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Despite a strong vocal and orchestral performance, David Hockney's sets are still the main draw for San Francisco Opera's Turandot
****1
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A colorful Turandot opens the San Francisco Opera season

Martina Serafin (Turandot) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera's Turandot is a feast for the eyes and ears, but the drama falls flat.
***11
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The Makropulos Case in San Francisco: it's about time

Nadja Michael (Emilia Marty) and Stephen Powell (Baron Jaroslav Prus) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Despite the black and white palate, this Makropulos Case has plenty of color. Nadja Michael heads the cast with her fiery portrayal of Elina Makropulos, and conductor Mikahil Tatrnikov makes a triumphant San Francisco Opera debut in the pit.
****1
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SF Opera opens new season with Andrea Chénier

Yonghoon Lee (Andrea Chénier) and Anna Pirozzi (Maddalena) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Andrea Chénier returns to San Francisco Opera after a long absence, in Sir David McVicar's realistic production. 
*****
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A passionate Tosca at San Diego Opera

Alexia Voulgaridou (Tosca) and Greer Grimsley (Scarpia) © Cory Weaver
Tosca’s popularity stems not only from its music, but also from the inherent truth in its drama and its in-depth portrayal of unrestrained human passions. 
****1
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