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
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
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Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Director: Andrei Serban
Designer: Sally Jacobs
Lighting designer: F. Mitchell Dana
Choreographer: Kate Flatt
Princess Turandot: Anna Pirozzi
Calaf: Yonghoon Lee
Liù: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano