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.
Cast and Creatives
Princess Turandot Anna Pirozzi
Calaf Yonghoon Lee
Liù Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Timur Vitalij Kowaljow
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director Andrei Serban
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time: about 3 hours 20 minutes, including two intervals.
This is a cinema event. Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House