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Superstar soprano Angela Gheorghiu makes her long-awaited San Francisco Opera debut in this rare staging of Puccini’s elegant and poignant opera.

A thoroughly Italian work inspired by Viennese operetta, it tells the story of a worldly woman who falls in love with a naïve younger man. With her striking good looks, intense stage presence and remarkable voice, Gheorghiu has risen to the top of the opera world over the past decade, and this is one of her signature roles. "With her dark, liquid tone, she beautifully captures the lonely anguish" of her character, according to The Guardian of London.

Official Website: http://www.sfopera.com/opera.asp?o=255

Added by sagemane on March 16, 2007