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The Royal Opera: Turandot

22 Mar 2023

Tickets: £15


Starts 7.15pm

Streamed Live from the Royal Opera House

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)


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.


Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni

Director: Andrei Serban

Designer: Sally Jacobs

Lighting designer: F. Mitchell Dana

Choreographer: Kate Flatt

Conducted by: Antonio Pappano


Princess Turandot: Anna Pirozzi

Calaf: Yonghoon Lee

Liù: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House