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BRETT CAMPBELL
7:30 pm Feb. 4, 10 and 12; 2 pm Sunday, Feb. 6., Friday February 04 | $20-$155
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St.
 

Aretha Franklin’s impromptu rendition of the Nessun Dorma from Turandot made Pavarotti famous beyond the opera world and showed the staying power and broad appeal of Puccini’s melodies. Portland Opera has scored the American premiere of a new production of the 1926 operatic staple created by Christopher Alden (who’ll direct here), which garnered raves in Britain. Soprano Lori Phillips returns to the Opera to sing the ice maiden title role, while tenor Philip Webb takes on the role of her suitor, Calaf.



Where: Keller Auditorium
Phone: 241-1802
Address: 222 SW Clay St.
Website: portlandopera.org

 
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