Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.
In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all?
Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee as Calaf.
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Director: Andrei Serban
Designer: Sally Jacobs
Lighting designer: F. Mitchell Dana
Choreographer: Kate Flatt
Conducted by: Antonio Pappano
Princess Turandot: Anna Pirozzi
Calaf: Yonghoon Lee
Liù: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Live: Wednesday 22 March 2023, 7:15pm
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)
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