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World premiere: Two Women (La Ciociara) at SF Opera



World premiere: Two Women (La Ciociara) at SF Opera

30% discounts for IIC members!

MUSIC BY MARCO TUTINO Libretto by Marco Tutino and Fabio Ceresa Adapted from a script by Luca Rossi Based on the novel La Ciociara by Alberto Moravia By arrangement with Studio Legale Cau Morandi Minutillo Turtur Commissioned by San Francisco Opera WORLD PREMIERE The cruelty of war, the loss of innocence and the intense love of a mother for her daughter make for moving drama in this world premiere—based on a novel that was adapted into a classic movie starring Sophia Loren. As the Allies invade Italy toward the end of World War II, a strong-willed widow and her 16-year-old daughter flee Rome for the nearby mountains in a vain attempt to find safety. Nicola Luisotti conducts the lushly expressive score by Italian composer Marco Tutino, whose work is “a joyful discovery...I hope we hear more of his music soon” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Francesca Zambello directs the outstanding cast, which is led by the “extraordinary” Anna Caterina Antonacci, known for her “intelligent and charismatic artistry” (The New York Times). Sung in Italian with English supertitles Approximate running time: 3 hours including one intermission Pre-Opera Talks are free to ticketholders and take place in the Opera House in the Orchestra section, 55 minutes prior to curtain. Co-production with Teatro Regio di Torino Dates: 13, 19, 23, 28 and 30 June. Time: 7:30pm for all dates except Sunday 28 June (2pm). 30% DISCOUNT FOR IIC MEMBERS! Please call 415 788 7142 so we can confirm your membership and supply instructions. For tickets and more information, please visit the opera’s web page.


Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Entrance : Free