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Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf, captivated by Turandot’s beauty, takes up the challenge.
‘I will win’ exclaims Prince Calaf as he boldly sets out to thaw the heart of the ice princess Turandot. In the final months of his life Puccini struggled to depict Calaf’s triumph: he died before finishing the final act. Turandot was completed by Franco Alfano two years later and given its premiere in 1926 at La Scala, Milan. During this initial performance the conductor Arturo Toscanini famously laid down his baton in Act III, declaring ‘at this point, the Maestro died’. Turandot went on to worldwide success.
- Giacomo Puccini
- Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
- Andrei Serban
- Sally Jacobs
- Lighting designer
- F. Mitchell Dana
- Kate Flatt
- Tatiana Novaes Coelho
- Performed by
- The Royal Opera
Turandot Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
Cast sheets are available as PDFs
News and features
Musical highlights, production photos and behind-the-scenes info ahead of the live screening.
To find out more visit the Turandot (2013) production page.