Wed 22 Mar 2023, 7.15pm. Live Broadcast to our Cinema Screen.
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.
Music: Giacomo Puccini. Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Director: Andrei Serban. Designer: Sally Jacobs.
Lighting designer: F. Mitchell Dana. Choreographer: Kate Flatt. Conducted by: Antonio Pappano.
Princess Turandot: Anna Pirozzi
Calaf: Yonghoon Lee
Liù: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow
Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitlesApproximate running time: 3 hours 20 minutes (including two intervals)
Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10