Puccini's final masterpiece is presented by the San Francisco Opera with lead soprano Eva Marton reprising one of her greatest roles. The amazing visual sense of famed modern artist David Hockney, who co-designed the lavish sets and costumes with Ian Falconer, is just one of the exciting elements that sets this production apart from the countless others. Donald Runnicle conducts the timeless music concerning the triumph of love.
The enclosed DVD video release is an ARTHAUS MUSIK presentation of no more and no less than the perfect blend of two human senses: a music lover"s eye and ear will both experience the very finest quality production. Alone the star-studded vocal ensemble, under the direction of internationally renowned director David Runnicles, guarantees a satisfactory interpretation of Puccini"s majestic opera. The aria, "Nessun dorma," which has now become a global hit, is sung by the young Indiana-born tenor Michael Sylvester as Calaf. At the vanguard of the contemporary art genre, David Hockney has been hired as both director and designer to contribute his experience to this well-staged opera project.