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by Giacomo PucciniSolve three riddles – or die trying.
The cold, proud princess Turandot puts her suitors to the ultimate test. This opulent new production sets the exotic legend like a jewel in a lacquer box. Boasting one of opera’s most popular arias, “Nessun dorma,” Puccini’s Turandot is an absolute powerhouse finale to Minnesota Opera’s 50th anniversary season.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
Estimated run time, including two intermissions, is 2 hours 40 minutes.
Turandot, daughter of Emperor Altoum, has decreed that she will only marry if a suitor of noble blood can answer three riddles. If he cannot, the price will be his head. ...
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Turandot was Puccini's last (and arguably his greatest) opera. Unfortunately, he died before completing it. Another composer finished the job, but at the premiere Arturo Toscanini set down his baton and refused to continue past Puccini's last note...
Sat. 4/13/13 at 7:30pm
Sun. 4/14/13 at 2:00pm
Tue. 4/16/13 at 7:30pm
Wed. 4/17/13 at 7:30pm
Thu. 4/18/13 at 7:30pm
Fri. 4/19/13 at 7:30pm
Sat. 4/20/13 at 7:30pm
Sun. 4/21/13 at 2:00pm
All performances take place at the Ordway.
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