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Turandot Turandot Turandot

Opera Philadelphia


Sep 23, 2016
Oct 02, 2016

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Music by Giacomo Puccini
Text by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy

Imperial ultimatum

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.

Performance Schedule
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

Run Time: Approximately two hours and 35 minutes
Intermission: One 20-minute and one 15-minute intermission


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