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Turandot

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Turandot

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseJune 24 – August 28, 2015
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Wed 24.6.15
7:30 PM
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Sat 27.6.15
7:30 PM
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Tue 30.6.15
7:30 PM
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Sat 4.7.15
7:30 PM
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Fri 10.7.15
7:30 PM
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Wed 15.7.15
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Sat 18.7.15
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Sat 25.7.15
1:00 PM
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Tue 28.7.15
7:30 PM
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Fri 31.7.15
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Wed 5.8.15
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Sat 8.8.15
1:00 PM
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Wed 12.8.15
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Sun 16.8.15
2:00 PM
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Wed 19.8.15
7:30 PM
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Sat 22.8.15
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Tue 25.8.15
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Fri 28.8.15
7:30 PM
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When Pavarotti sang out the top B in Puccini’s ‘Nessun dorma’ across a huge crowd at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, the world collectively held its breath. A generation of football fans were learning what opera was all about – music that can transport you to another world, another place, a place where emotion wells up inside you at the sound of a single note.

“Vincerò”, the tenor cries – “I will win! I will WIN!”

Truthfully, few of the millions of people who watched that broadcast had an inkling of what the power of that music can be. Few had seen Turandot – Puccini’s opera about a brutal princess and an impossibly brave suitor, who will make any sacrifice to win her love.

Turandot is a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. ‘Nessun dorma’ is just one of its magnificent moments.

After astounding audiences in last year’s Tosca, Yonghoon Lee will sing that glorious aria as Calaf, with Lise Lindstrom, the most famous Turandot of our time.

Christian Badea returns to Australia to conduct following his success with Otello.

As the moon rises, a death cry wails through imperial Peking. Torture and death mean nothing. Freedom from possession means everything. Will the Princess win again?

 

Conductor Christian Badea (until 31 July)
Benjamin Northey
Director Graeme Murphy
Associate Director Kim Walker
Set & Costume Designer Kristian Fredrikson
Choreographer Graeme Murphy
Lighting Designer John Drummond Montgomery
   
Turandot Lise Lindstrom (until 31 July)
Zara Barrett
Calaf Yonghoon Lee (until 31 July)
Rosario La Spina
Liù Hyeseoung Kwon (until 31 July)
Daria Masiero
Timur Jud Arthur
Ping Luke Gabbedy
Pang Graeme Macfarlane
Pong John Longmuir
Mandarin Pelham Andrews
Emperor Benjamin Rasheed
Handmaiden 1 Leah Thomas
Handmaiden 2 Katherine Wiles
Prince of Persia Jin Tea Kim

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Opera Australia Chorus


Running time: approximately 2 hours & 40 minutes, including two 20-minute intervals.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

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