Music by Giacomo Puccini
Text by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy
In ancient China, the beautiful Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and an ice-cold heart. To her wooers, she has issued a decree: he who can answer her riddles will win her hand—all others will face beheading. When a mysterious man passes her test, will she finally open her heart to love? Puccini’s final work is one of his grandest, featuring forbidden romance and gorgeous melodies, including the rousing anthem “Nessun dorma.” This kaleidoscopic co-production, called “miraculous” by Opera News, features stunning sets, costumes, and choreography.
Friday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday. October 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Major support for Turandot has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Co-production with Minnesota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera, and Seattle Opera