- Tom Grosscup via OPERA San Antonio
The through-composed opera makes liberal use of the Wagnerian leitmotif technique, in which musical cues are assigned to certain characters and themes — think “The One Ring” melody from the Lord of the Rings films — and features notable arias including “Vissi d’arte,” “Recondita armonia,” and “E lucevan le stelle.”
OPERA San Antonio’s production of the enduringly popular opera is directed by E. Loren Meeker, who was behind the company’s productions of Giaochino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and another Puccini favorite, La bohème.
$38.50-$187.50, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 14, H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.
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