Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
The people are thirsty for blood. Another suitor for the hand of the sovereign is about to be publicly beheaded, because Princess Turandot is determined never to belong to any man. That’s why anyone who wants to marry her must first solve three riddles. Anyone who fails has to pay with his life. An unknown prince, revolted by Turandot’s cruelty, yet attracted by her beauty, takes on this potentially lethal risk – and solves the riddles. But has he awakened the ice-cold, man-murdering sovereign to love and put an end to her barbarity?
is Giacomo Puccini’s final opera. He died at a point in time when he had come upon a thus far unsolved dramaturgical problem with his composition. The princess was to be the counter draft to the anti-feminism at the fin-de-siècle
. But how to depict the transformation of the man-murderer to a loving woman? Puccini left the final love scene between Turandot and Calaf fragmentary.
In Italian with German surtitles
|Wednesday, 28 November 2012|
|7.00 p.m. - app. 9.45 p.m. |
|Playing time: 2 hours 45 minutes (2 intermissions)|
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Musikalische Leitung Marco ArmiliatoInszenierung Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels BausBühne Roland OlbeterKostüme Chu UrozVideo Franc AleuLicht Urs SchönebaumDramaturgie Rainer KarlitschekAndrea SchönhoferChöre Sören EckhoffLa principessa Turandot Iréne TheorinL'imperatore Altoum Ulrich ReßTimur, Re tartaro spodestato Alastair MilesIl principe ignoto (Calaf) Yonghoon LeeLiù Serena FarnocchiaPing Markus EichePang Alexander KaimbacherPong Emanuele D'AguannoIl principe di Persia Francesco PetrozziUn mandarino Goran Jurić
The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera