Turandot

Giacomo Puccini (Luciano Berio's) Finale

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala 

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

New Production

 

From 1 to 23 May 2015

Running Time: 3 hours 05 minutes intermissions included

Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English

Notes on the performancesOpen 
The last opera by Puccini, staged posthumously and without a finale in a world premiere at La Scala, returns in the version completed by Luciano Berio, another great Italian musician of the Twentieth century. Riccardo Chailly, the new musical director of the Theatre and acknowledged expert on the melodrama of Puccini, opens the period of the Expo with this title, always a crowd pleaser. The performance, directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff, has sublime figurative elegance, is well designed and stylized in its movements and costumes, and flooded with vibrant reds and majestic purples. The evil princess from Beijing is Nina Stemme, who won over audiences at La Scala in Wagner’s Ring, but there are high expectations for Liù played by Maria Agresta and of course for the “Nessun dorma” of Aleksandrs Antonenko.

Direction 

Conductor
Riccardo Chailly
Staging
Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Sets
Raimund Bauer
Costumes
Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Lights
Duane Schuler
Choreography
Denise Sayers

Cast 

Turandot
Nina Stemme
Altoum
Giorgio Merighi
Timur
Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Calaf
Aleksandrs Antonenko
Liù
Maria Agresta
Ping
Angelo Veccia
Pang
Roberto Covatta
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