Turandot with Florentine Opera

“One of several good reasons for seeing the Florentine Opera’s lavish production of Puccini’s “Turandot” is the performance of one of the world’s most in-demand interpreters of the title role. Soprano Lise Lindstrom sailed through the significant vocal demands of Turandot with a focused, brilliant sound, finding the power to soar above dense orchestrations without a hint of tension or effort Friday evening at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall. She believably conveyed the cold, walled-off nature of Turandot, and made her eventual humanization a touching moment.”