Maometto II at SFO: Structuralist Opera Design

Maometto II tells a 15th-century story of a Byzantine-era war in which the Venetian city of Negroponte is laid siege by Turkish Sultan Mehmet II. Next Monday our audio podcast on Maometto will air on AdobeAirstreamRadio. Before then, you can catch this fantastic performance at Santa Fe Opera on July 18th. Future performance dates include July 27, August 2, 7 and 16.  Set and costume designer Jon Morrell created a compelling environment for the principal singers and the very large choruses whose rhythms are considered quite out of the ordinary for 19th-century Italian opera. This slideshow offers a peek.

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