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26 Star Starred
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
between Van Ness and Franklin 50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-7326
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Oakpaul

It seemed like a lot of preparation went into this production. It was very serious and well-done. The mezzo who sang the Old Princess was a very good actress with a striking presence. I will return to another production in the future.

reviewed Jul 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from nairB95117

Sometimes, when going to an academic, or in this case, "Institute" performance, you lower your expectations to certain degrees on certain criteria.

With BASOTI, there was only need to moderate expectations in the most trivial of ways. Was there...continued

reviewed Jul 21 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

This one-act opera takes place in a convent in 17th-century Siena. While depicting the daily life and devotion of the sisters in the convent, Puccini slowly unravels the hidden past of one sister in particular. Though the sisters are taught to be free of all earthly desires, Sister Angelica has only one desire — to be reunited with her son she had seven years ago. Her story is tragic, but is told by Puccini with heart-warming poignance and beauty that is characteristic of his operas.

Directed by Rod Gomez, conducted by Valery Ryvkin, sung in Italian.

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