Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, the opening production of the company’s exciting 2017–2018 season.
Vancouver Opera Presents Puccini’s Turandot
Life, Death & Love: Puccini’s Final Opera
When: October 13, 19, 21 @ 7:30pm & Sunday, October 15 @ 2:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St)
Tickets: Tickets ranging in price from $49 to $135 are available at the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre, by telephone (604) 683-0222, or online.
To stunning effect, Puccini’s final opera combines his musical mastery with a tale as old as time. Based on Persian legend, and set in ancient Beijing (Peking), Turandot is the dramatic story of an icy princess, emotionally imprisoned by her own vengeful cruelty, who sets herself and her people free when she opens her heart to love. Among the many highlights in Turandot is Calaf’s show-stopping aria “Nessun Dorma”.
This stunning production is a creation of Quebecois director-designer duo Renaud Doucet and André Barbe. Vancouver Opera’s storytelling features lush gold’s and deep reds, with circular ornamentation symbolizing the cycle of life and death. There are dark corners and brightly lit moons. The massive collection of chorus singers, dancers, and children reinforced by VO’s own orchestra ensure the absolute grandness of Turandot.
Towering sets and lavish costumes complement incredible singers, the 64-piece Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and a 52-member chorus in Puccini’s Turandot. The cast features the vocal talents of sensational soprano Amber Wagner making a role debut as Turandot, as well as tenor Marcelo Puente, making his Vancouver Opera debut as Calaf, and Alain Coulombe singing the role of Timur.
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Turandot is performed in Italian with English SurTitles™ projected above the stage.
Update The winner is Natalie A!