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Turandot

Giacomo Puccini

New production of the Teatro alla Scala

From 10 April to 13 May 2011

Running Time: 3 hours

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
…Conosco il nome dello straniero! Il suo nome è …Amor! …I know the name of the stranger! It is Love!

Any man who wishes to win the hand of the cruel Turandot must solve three riddles. Death awaits he who fails. Now it is Calaf’s turn to gather the strength and the fortune to break through the icy heart of the princess.

Turandot is Puccini’s only fairytale opera, set in a fantastical Peking in legendary time. Love and death are epitomised in the character of the beautiful Turandot, a conflict along the lines of Greek tragedy. And, as ever in Puccini, it is a woman – the slave girl Liù – who sacrifices herself for love.

The exceptional and first-rate cast features Maria Guleghina as Turandot and Marco Berti as Calaf, under the baton of Valery Gergiev, who brings his exceptional colouristic sensitivity to Puccini’s orchestra. Giorgio Barberio Corsetti directs in his La Scala debut.

Direction 

Conductor
Valery Gergiev (10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22 April)
Daniele Callegari (6, 8, 11, 13 May)
Staging
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti
Sets and costumes
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti and Cristian Taraborrelli
Choreography
Ricky Sim
Lights
Fabrice Kebour
Video collaboration
Pierrick Sorin

Cast 

Turandot
Maria Guleghina (10, 13, 15, 19, 22 April)
Lise Lindstrom (12, 16, 20 April; 6, 8, 11, 13 May)
Timur
Marco Spotti
Calaf
Marco Berti (10, 13, 15, 19 April)
Stuart Neill (12, 16, 20, 22 April; 6, 8, 11, 13 May)
Liù
Ekaterina Scherbachenko (10, 13, 16, 20 April; 6, 11 May)
Maija Kovalevska (12, 15, 19, 22 April; 8, 13 May)
Ping
Angelo Veccia
Pang
Luca Casalin
Pong
Carlo Bosi
A Mandarin
Ernesto Panariello
The Prince of Persia
Jaeheui Kwon

Please Note:
The management of the theatre deeply regrets to announce that, owing to a national general strike organised by the CGIL trade union, the performance of the opera Turandot due to take place on Friday 6 May 2011 is cancelled. The refund methods are available on the website.

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