The Royal Opera: Turandot
Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Director: Andrei Serban
Starring: Anna Pirozzi, Yonghoon Lee
Wed 22 Mar 7.15pm Book Now
Duration: 225 mins including interval
AGE Rating: –
Senior Citizens £12.50
Under 18s £10
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama.
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 secret.
Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’) while Andrei Serban’s production draws on traditional Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts.