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.
Recorded live on Wednesday 22 March 2023. Encore, on-screen Broadcast on Sunday 26th March at 2pm.
3 hrs and 20mins including two intervals. Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Princess Turandot: Anna Pirozzi
Calaf: Yonghoon Lee
Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow
Tickets £16.50 or concessions £14.50. Booking fee per transaction - £1 on line or by telephone, 50p at the Box Office.