PONICK: ‘Turandot’ a grand finale

The surprise hits of the evening were bass Morris Robinson as Timur and soprano Sabina Cvilak as the hapless Liu. Mr. Robinson’s booming but well-articulated bass should plant him firmly in the Wagnerian firmament, where, indeed, he has ventured already. Miss Cvilak’s solo moments unveiled an emotionally complex instrument capable of integrating tone, mood and character in a nearly magical way.

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