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Your reaction: Turandot

A selection of audience tweets about Andrei Serban's production of Puccini's opera.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

10 September 2013 at 10.26am | 11 Comments



What did you think of Turandot?

The Royal Opera’s production of Turandot runs until 28 September 2013 and 17 February–10 March 2014, with the production relayed live into cinemas around the world on 17 September.
The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

10 September 2013 at 10.26am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Andrei Serban, Production, review, Social Media, turandot, twitter, your reaction

This article has 11 comments

  1. Dode Pink responded on 16 September 2013 at 5:20pm Reply

    Nessun Dorma aria was completely ruined by placing Marco Berti INSIDE THE PAGODA! His voice did not carry. It sounded muffled. I was sitting in the balcony. A beautiful aria ruined by simple lack of thought on the part of the director. Please move Marco out of the pagoda.

  2. Doris Hutchison responded on 17 September 2013 at 11:42pm Reply

    Loved it! Though it is an opera, there's a lot of ballet in it, too. Fab costumes, and music. Loved Ping, Pang, Pong's capers.

  3. Philip Bayfield responded on 18 September 2013 at 6:59am Reply

    Eri Nakamura was simply stunning as Liu and Lise Lindstrom sung her Turandot so convincingly. But oh dear Marco Berti was a carboard cutout! So so wooden. Has he no acting skills at all? It all but made the evening dull. However, even he, could not diminsh the excitement that Puccini and this production produced in the cinema where I watched the performance. It was stunning.

  4. I must have seen this production well over a dozen times. It never fails to impress in all respects. Anything this old and still vastly popular surely speaks as to its enduring quality. For how.much longer will there be the money to finance a spectacle such as this? See it while you can.

  5. Richard Fenton responded on 18 September 2013 at 8:58am Reply

    I thought the music was brilliant strong and tight. However i felt the four key charecteurs had no connection on stage they seemed robotic and stiff.
    Maybe they where self concious about the filming.
    It was a bit craft over passion..
    Relax guys and enjoy this beautiful score.

  6. Angela Crighton responded on 18 September 2013 at 11:30am Reply

    I went to the cinema to see Turandot last night It was the first time that I had seen this opera, It was amazing.
    We may not have had the atmosphere of being in the theater but we had the advantage of close ups.
    Eri Nakamura was outstanding a thrilling performance, costumes and music fab also loved Ping Pang Pong.

  7. Nigel Jones responded on 18 September 2013 at 2:02pm Reply

    This was the first time I had seen Turandot and I found it a very enjoyable spectacle. Lise Lindstrom was excellent as Turandot, singing with great power and clarify, while Eri Nakamura was a delight. I left humming the tunes on my journey home.

  8. Marilyn Coombs responded on 18 September 2013 at 2:37pm Reply

    I have to say that Marco Berti is not my favourite Calaf, but this production was so magnificent I even enjoyed his part in it. The set and costumes were amazing. The choreography was inspired and added an extra dimension. Ping, Pang and Pong stood out for me. They brought real depth to characters that can sometimes seem just comical. Unforgettable evening - and I was watching it in the cinema!

  9. Myra and Neil Usher responded on 20 September 2013 at 9:37pm Reply

    We do have experience of seeing opera live but always from the cheapest seats. Seeing the live screening was for us far superior. It was like being in the best seats in the house. We loved the close-ups and the pre-act presentations. There was no lack of atmosphere in our cinema either as the audience applauded just as they would have done in the theatre!

  10. Well, glad I am not the only to think that the principals of - Iréne Theorin (Princess Turandot), Calaf (Alfred Kim) had beautiful voices but could have put more passion into the roles. The woman who played Liù - Ailyn Pérez was wonderful as were Ping, Pang and Pong. So glad I went it was a fantastic show and all of them are more talented than I am when it comes to opera so kudos to them. But, Ermonela Jaho, for example, was an amazing principal in both Manon and La Rondine so I guess I have been too spoiled with opera stars recently. Christine Rice as Carmen was amazing too. Thanks for letting me voice my opinion ROH.

  11. Sara responded on 6 July 2014 at 9:28pm Reply

    Loved sharing this cinema experience with my 8-year-old son. We recently saw a theater stage for kids here in Mexico, explaining Turandot. So when we saw this event, we were totally into it. He immediately recognized Ping Pong and Pang. He was amazed with ROH performance. I cried myself out with Liú's performance. What a beautiful voice! Turandot's performance was very strong too, so bold, so cold, so stiff at the beginning, and so scared and fragile when she was defeated. Simply loved it! We surely became fans of ROH Cinema screening. Thanks for sharing with public around the world!

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