Friday, October 04, 2013
Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy
Rudy Park
Karah Son
Rani Calderon
Yannis Kokkos
Rudy Park and Karah Son star in Turandot
at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy
new production by Yannis Kokkos, Rani Calderon conducting


Rudy Park

Rudy Park - Calaf

Particularly appreciated in Verdi and Puccini's repertoire, after studying at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome he made his debut as Calaf (Turandot) in 2008 in Italy. He then specialized in Italy and Germany. Mr. Park gained great success as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and at the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, in Ernani performed at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and more recently on tour in Italy, in Cavalleria Rusticana and Trovatore in Athens, in Turandot in Genoa and Skopje and Norma in Budapest. Mr. Park made his debut at the Nikikai Opera Foundation again as Calaf in Turandot under the baton of Gianluigi Gelmetti; more recently he starred as Arrigo in I Vespri Siciliani (1861) in Athens, as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana in Las Palmas. Future plans include: Aida at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège; Turandot at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit; and again as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana in Sassari.


Karah Son

Karah Son – Liù

A Student of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, Karah Son specialized under the guidance of Mirella Freni. Mrs. Son made her operatic debut as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the National Theater of Seoul.

Mrs. Son recently performed as Liù in Turandot at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, as Mimì in La Bohème at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, as Biancofiore in Francesca da Rimini. The role of Liù marked also her debut at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna for the 2012 opening night season. Karah Son successfully starred as Madama Butterfly in Tampere.


Rani Calderon

Rani Calderon – Conductor

The young Israeli conductor has gained international acclaim both in operatic and symphonic repertoire performing in the dual capacity of conductor and pianist. Rani Calderon collaborates, among others, with the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, and the Monte Carlo Opera. M° Calderon conducted Meyerbeer's Semiramide at the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca, Italy edited in DVD by Dynamic. From season 2009 to 2012 one M° Calderon was Principal Conductor at Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile where he conducted among the others: Don Giovanni, Un Ballo in Maschera, Tannhäuser, Elektra, L'Italiana in Algeri, Aida and Lucrezia Borgia. Among his successful engagements it is worth mentioning: Andrea Chénier at the Opéra de Montecarlo; Gounod's Faust in Bilbao and Dresden; Euryanthe and Oberon at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse; Aida and Eugene Onegin at the Théâtre Municipal d'Avignon; Simon Boccanegra in Strasbourg; Der Fliegende Hollaender in Warsaw; Puccini’s Il Trittico at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna; Rossini’s Semiramide in Copenhagen. Future plans include: Ariadne auf Naxos in Toulon; La Bohème and Carmen in Dresden; M° Calderon will conduct also the Symphony No. 2 (Maher) in Santiago de Chile.


Yannis Kokkos

Yannis Kokkos – director

Yannis Kokkos made his debut as set and costume designer working with stage director Antoine Vitez. Appreciated for the elegance of his productions, in 1987 began to dedicate himself to directing opera productions such as: Pizzetti’s Assassinio nella cattedrale at the Teatro alla Scala, Ariadne et Barbe-bleue in Geneva, Death in Venice in Liege, Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Zelmira at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Norma in Paris, Pelleas et Melisande in Toulouse, Tancredi in Madrid and in Turin, Iphigenie en Aulide in Rome, Die Frau ohne Schatten in Florence, Giulio Cesare in Egitto in Bilbao. Mr Kokkos received the Gold Medal of the Prague Quadrennial and the Laurence Olivier Award for best opera production with his La Clemenza di Tito. Future new productions include Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in Toulouse, Otello in Athens, Jérusalem at the Teatro Regio in Parma.


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