Teatro Mistral Premiere Performance
Italian Opera in San Francisco Chinatown
Teatro Mistral is a new Bay Area company based on a deeply held conviction that live theatre, opera and dance make an invaluable, irreplaceable contribution to the quality of life in the communities they serve.
Under the direction of Vismaya Lhi, time honored, historically
proven operas are included alongside lesser known compositions that deserve a hearing. Each production seeks to understand how the changing nature of relationships colors our vision and understanding of the world we all live in.
In its premiere performance Teatro Mistral will present Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore with an ethnically diverse cast as a reimagined east-west folktale. Performances take place at Clarion Music Performing Arts Center, the first theatre and art space of its kind in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown. Audiences will find themselves in a cozy salon inches away from the performers reveling in the power of the human voice. The production is directed by Vismaya Lhi (Artistic Director), Frank Johnson (Music Director) and David Acevedo (Stage Director.) Featured in title roles are: Vismaya Lhi, Claudio Santome, Rachel Warner, Tristan Robben, J. T. Williams, Ellen Yeung, Veronique Kherian and Steve Kahn.