Acclaimed soprano Francesca Patanè sizzles in a stunningly spectacular production of Giacomo Puccini’s legendary opera about a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love.
(Long Island, NY) Puccini’s Turandot, performed and filmed at the Teatro Antico di Taormina, hailed as “Spectacular! Spine-tingling!” by The Observer, stars the stunning, cult Italian soprano Francesca Patanè in the title role of a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love, supported by a cast of international stars. It will screen on Sunday, June 10 at 1pm and Monday, June 11 at 7pm in the Cinema Meets Culture series at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 631-423-7611 http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/turandot/
$9 Members / $14 Public / Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
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Stunning, cult Italian soprano Francesca Patanè sizzles in the title role of one of the most famous operas of all time. Supported by a cast of international stars, Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot is masterfully directed by Enrico Castiglione. In this perpetual favorite, Turandot, a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love, executes all the men who try to win her – until a stranger conquers her with the power of love. This thrilling opera features some of the composer’s most glorious music, including the stirring anthem “Nessun dorma.” The tigerish woman with unrelenting pride is brought vividly to life at the remarkable Greek Theatre with exotic costumes by Sonia Cammarata. Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Synphonic Orchestra is conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo. The beautiful Greek theatre was built in the 7th century BC at the heart of the little southern Italian town of Taormina, on the top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. Every summer, it comes to life with an intense programme of film and performing arts, the highlight being the presentation of an opera masterwork. The combination of powerful performances and Taormina’s unique setting make this Turandot unforgettable.
Since 1973, presenting the best U.S., International, Independent & Repertory films on 3 screens 365 days of the year, in a comfortable ambience including the sculpture garden & The Sky Room Café, the Cinema Arts Centre is located at 423 Park Ave (just south of 25a), Huntington, NY 11743 (25 miles east of New York City). Admission for regular programs: $11.00. Discounts for members, seniors, students & children. CAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. For further information call 631-423-7611. To sign up for weekly email schedule: info@CinemaArtsCentre.org Membership and Schedule: www.cinemaartscentre.org/
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