I was reminded that I have been remiss in posting any of my Opera Tidbits (with the exception of *Heart of a Soldier), so I am going to publish some.
You might remember that SF Opera did have a live simulcast of *Turandot*, our season opener, a few weeks back at ATT Ballpark. Here, in a nutshell, is what it looked like.
And a few photos of the cast backstage.
The *Prince of Persia* - soon to be executed - posing with *The Executioner*. All sets and costumes designed by David Hockney. They look pretty jolly..considering...
Liu the Slave Girl who loves Calif, the hero.... with the Imperial Guards
*Ping, Pang and Pong* - the Imperial Court Advisors with some of the *Priests*.
Don't you love the makeup!!! More *Imperial Court Counselors*.
*Turandot* herself...the *Icy Princess*.
The *Princess* and her Court of Ladies. I have always loved the greeny-blue of their robes....I always refer to it as *Turandot Blue". (This production has been in the SF Opera repertoire for many years...)