From July, 2017

In the July Issue of Opera News Online: REVIEW of Turandot at the Atlanta Opera

THE ATLANTA OPERA celebrated ten years at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre—the roadhouse that occupies a majestic post at one of Atlanta’s busiest intersections—with Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot (seen May 7). Puccini’s last opera was the work that former AO general director Dennis Hanthorn selected to begin the opera’s residency at the Cobb a decade ago; the company’s present general and artistic director, Tomer Zvulun, felt that Turandot provided a fitting close to the most successful season in the company’s history. Turandot opens without an overture and the Atlanta Opera capitalized upon this, making an instant impact when the curtain ascended with the elaborate and obviously…