Duration: 2h 30min
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Sung in ITALIAN
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
Marco Arturo Marelli’s dazlling production stars the thrilling dramatic soprano Elena Pankratova as Turandot, the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. Roberto Alagna is Calàf, the unknown prince who solves Turandot’s riddles and wins her love. Golda Schultz sings Liù, the faithful slave girl who gives her life to save Calàf. Ramón Tebar conducts.
After booking online, you will receive two emails: a Booking Request email will arrive immediately and a second, separate email with your Booking Confirmation will arrive within 48 hours.
We recommend arriving at least 30 min prior to curtain time. Please bring your printed Booking Confirmation to the Evening Box Office in the foyer of the Opera House. The evening box office opens one hour before curtain.
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Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance.
Conductor Giampaolo Bisanti
Turandot Anna Pirozzi
Timur Evgeny Solodovnikov
Calaf Fabio Sartori
Liù Tamuna Gochashvili
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) was enormously popular in his lifetime, and his mature operas remain at the core of today’s repertoire. Puccini died in 1924, leaving Turandot unfinished. Conductor Arturo Toscanini entrusted the unenviable task to complete the score to the composer Franco Alfano (1875–1954).
Puccini’s Turandot is loosely based on a play by 18th-century Venetian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. The playwright Giuseppe Adami (1878–1946) and the journalist Renato Simoni (1875–1952) created the libretto for the opera.