Turandot

Turandot: Iréne Theorin Turandot: Yonghoon Lee, Serena Farnocchia, Alastair Miles Turandot: Markus Eiche, Yonghoon Lee, Emanuele D'Aguanno, Alexander Kaimbacher
Giacomo Puccini
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?

Turandot
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

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Date

Thursday, 22 November 2012
Nationaltheater
7.00 p.m. - app. 9.45 p.m.
Playing time: 2 hours 45 minutes (2 intermissions)
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Cast

Musikalische Leitung Marco Armiliato
Inszenierung Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus
Bühne Roland Olbeter
Kostüme Chu Uroz
Video Franc Aleu
Licht Urs Schönebaum
Dramaturgie Rainer Karlitschek
Andrea Schönhofer
Chöre Sören Eckhoff

La principessa Turandot Iréne Theorin
L'imperatore Altoum Ulrich Reß
Timur, Re tartaro spodestato Alastair Miles
Il principe ignoto (Calaf) Yonghoon Lee
Liù Serena Farnocchia
Ping Markus Eiche
Pang Alexander Kaimbacher
Pong Emanuele D'Aguanno
Un mandarino Goran Jurić
Il principe di Persia Francesco Petrozzi



The Bavarian State Orchestra
The Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera