Turandot

Dramma lirico in three acts (1926)

Music by

Giacomo Puccini

Text by

Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni after Carlo Gozzi

Princess Turandot does not want to be anyone’s bride. And she is willing to do anything to protect her independence. Her strategy so far for ridding herself of burdensome suitors has been this: anyone who wants to marry her needs to solve three riddles. One wrong answer costs her prospective groom his life. Hundreds of men try their luck and fall victim to Turandot’s violent despotism. But then comes one man who can solve the riddles.

Giacomo Puccini’s last opera, »Turandot«, was never finished. Until his death, the composer never found a satisfying setting for the concluding love scene. Only after his friend, the Italian composer Franco Alfano, completed the finale we know today, basing it on Puccini’s sketches, did the opera have its world premiere in April 1926 at the Scala in Milan – and became a ground-breaking success. In »Turandot«, Puccini uses a previously unknown colour palette of East Asian melodies in the orchestral part and seeks to recreate the sounds of the ancient Chinese Empire. The director Philipp Stölzl, who in addition to operas and plays has directed feature films, television adverts and music videos, contributes a surreal visual language influenced by Dark Romanticism.

Dates

Premiere
Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Einführungsmatinee am 5. Juni 2022
Vorwort 45 Minuten vor Vorstellungsbeginn im Apollosaal, Referentin: Jana Beckmann

Live-Übertragung auf dem Bebelplatz im Rahmen von STAATSOPER FÜR ALLE

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

For the last time this season
Start of single ticket sales on 27. November 2021 12 noon. Start of advance ticket sales for pre-sale customers seven days before.
Language: In Italian language with German and English surtitles
Introductory matinee on 5 June 2022

Cast

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