World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns with Turandot, in a lavish production that draws on contemporary cinema and traditional Chinese acrobatics to present a world of splendour and passion.
With Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, and brilliant fireworks lighting up the night sky, Puccini’s sublime music rings out in glory and cuts straight to the heart. This is ‘Nessun dorma’ as never heard before – and so much more.
Dragana Radakovic stars as Turandot, the beautiful Chinese princess with a heart of ice. Riccardo Massi is Calaf, the mysterious prince who watches the princess behead a rival suitor and falls instantly in love. Hyeseoung Kwon is Liù, the slave girl in love with Calaf, who knows the secret that will destroy him. In a land of executioners, riddles and fear, can love conquer death?
|Director & Choreographer||Chen Shi-Zheng|
|Set & Costume Designer||Dan Potra|
|Lighting Designer||Scott Zielinski|
|Video Designer||Leigh Sachwitz / flora&faunavisions|
|Sound Designer||Tony David Cray|
|Site Designer||Adrienn Lord|
|Prince of Persia||Jin Tea Kim|
|Opera Australia Chorus|
|Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra|
|Recording Executive Producers||Simone Twiss|
|Recording Producers||Aidan Corrigan|
|Tony David Cray|
|Television Director||Cameron Kirkpatrick|
|Audio Director||Tony David Cray|
DVD filmed live on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Royal Botanic Garden, April 2016.