Giacomo Puccini

Turandot – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Turandot  – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

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? 

Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
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
Turandot Dragana Radakovic*
Calàf  Riccardo Massi*
Liù Hyeseoung Kwon*
Timur Conal Coad
Pong John Longmuir
Pang Benjamin Rasheed
Ping Luke Gabbedy
Emperor David Lewis
Mandarin Gennadi Dubinsky
Prince of Persia Jin Tea Kim
  Opera Australia Chorus
  Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Recording Executive Producers Simone Twiss
  Louisa Robertson
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.