Turandot - Covent Garden (2014) - Turandot - Covent Garden (2014)

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Andrei Serban’s staging of Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.

‘I will win’ exclaims Prince Calaf as he boldly sets out to thaw the heart of the ice princess Turandot. In the final months of his life Puccini struggled to depict Calaf’s triumph: he died before finishing the final act. Turandot was completed by Franco Alfano two years later and given its premiere in 1926 at La Scala, Milan. During this initial performance the conductor Arturo Toscanini famously laid down his baton in Act III, declaring ‘at this point, the Maestro died’. Turandot has gone on to have great worldwide success.

More information is available on the operahouse's official website.

Schedule

February 17, 2014 19:30:00

February 20, 2014 19:30:00

February 25, 2014 19:30:00

February 28, 2014 19:30:00

March 04, 2014 19:30:00

March 07, 2014 19:30:00

March 10, 2014 19:30:00

Casting

Andrei Serban

Nicola Luisotti

Matthew Rose

Kurt Rydl

Ailyn Pérez

Grant Doyle

David Butt Philip

Luis Gomes

Ashley Riches

Alasdair Elliott

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Timur

Timur

Liu

Ping

Pang

Pong

Un mandarin

Altoum

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