Opera Carolina’s James Meena gets in bed with Joanne

It’s the last long weekend to see Puccini’s Turandot, an opera that first premiered one year and five months after Puccini’s death. Dang, he didn’t even get to see his own show! Luckily, the Pillow Talk with Joanne phone can dial back to 1924.

James Meena, General Director and Principal Conductor of Opera Carolina and I go on a blast from the past in this week’s episode – all from the comfort of my bed!

More info: Opera Carolina’s production of Puccini’s opera starring Othalie Graham and Carl Tanner.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.

Details: $19-$150; operacarolina.org; www.carolinatix.org.