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Puccini - Il tabarro and Suor Angelica

Today's Thursday Opera Matinee features two of the operas which make up Puccini's Il Trittico performed by San Francisco Opera. A dark tale of murder in Il Tabarro, and religious redemption in Suor Angelica. Plus the San Francisco Symphony theme continues with Bartok's Piano Concerto no.3 perfomed by Helene Grimaud, and exuberant music by the Orchestra's music director, Michael Tilson Thomas

Presented by Katie Derham.

2pm
Puccini: Il Tabarro
Paolo Gavanelli (baritone)...Michele
Patricia Racette (soprano)....Giorgetta
Brandon Jovanovich (tenor)...Luigi
Matthew O'Neill (tenor)...Il Tinca
Andrea Silvestri (bass)...Il Talpa
Catherine Cook (mezzo-soprano)...La Frugola
Thomas Glenn (tenor)...Song Seller
Tamara Wapinsky (soprano)...Young Lover
David Lomeli (tenor)...Young Lover

3pm
Puccini: Suor Angelica
Patricia Racette (soprano)...Sister Angelica
Ewa Podles (alto)...The Princess
Meredith Arwady (alto)...The Abbess
Catherine Cook (mezzo-soprano)...The Monitress
Daveda Karanas (mezzo-soprano)...The Mistress of the Novices
Rebekah Camm (soprano)...Sister Genovieffa
Virginia Pluth (soprano)...Sister Osmina
Leah Crocetto (soprano)...Sister Dolcina
Heidi Melton (soprano)...The Nursing Sister
Tamara Wapinsky (soprano)...1st Alms Sister
Dvora Djoraev (soprano)...2nd Alms Sister
Renee Tatum (mezzo-soprano)...The Novice
San Francisco Opera Chorus & Orchestra
Patrick Summers (conductor)

Copland: Movement for String Quartet
Jupiter String Quartet

4pm
Bartok: Piano Concerto no.3 in E
Helene Grimaud (piano)
San Francisco Symphony
Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

Tilson Thomas: Agnegram
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

4.35
Sibelius Symphony no.7 in C
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor).

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