NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

TURANDOT

by Giacomo Puccini
DECEMBER 5 – JANUARY 27
Sung in Italian with projected English translations


 

Turandot Opera Overview

Turandot, Puccini’s final opera and one of the biggest blockbusters in the repertoire, transports us to a fantasy of ancient China. There the regal, forbidding Princess Turandot poses three riddles to each prince who wishes to win her — but anyone who fails to answer correctly is executed. Prince Calaf does answer correctly, and he declares that he’s willing to die if Turandot finds out his name by dawn. The plot unfolds to music of extraordinary brilliance, including “Nessun dorma,” the most popular of all Italian tenor arias!
“A Ryan Opera Center breakout star, [Amber Wagner] produced a gleaming, ample and effortless sound that also was warm and womanly when it needed to be.”
Chicago Tribune



 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

ROBERT S. AND SUSAN E.
MORRISON
Powershares
 
 
 
 

 
Production owned by Lyric Opera of Chicago, originally created by Bliss Hebert and Allen Charles Klein for Florida Grand Opera, The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and San Francisco Opera.
 



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Photo: Reed Hummell/Nashville Opera

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