July 30 (premiere)
August 1 & 3, 2018
Sung in Italian.
Finnish and English surtitles.
Duration about 2 hours 45 minutes. One interval.
Love or death at stake
Princess Turandot is famous for her beauty and cruelty. As her husband, she will accept only a man who can answer three tricky questions correctly. The chopping block awaits all other suitors. Unexpectedly, an unknown suitor, the dispossessed King of Tartary, succeeds. Who is this mysterious man? His name must be discovered by the morning, or all will die. None shall sleep tonight.
Drawing on Chinese themes, here is a work charged with enigmatic tension poured out in such immortal arias as Nessun dorma. Turandot is a guest performance by the Puccini Festival.
Bringing this guest performance of Turandot from Italy to Olavinlinna are true experts on Puccini: the Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago.
Conductor: Alberto Veronesi
Stage director: Enrico Stinchelli
Stage design: Fondazione Festival Pucciniano
Costume design: Franca Squarciapino
Lighting design: Enrico Stinchelli
Chorus master: Salvo Sgrò
Puccini Festival Orchestra
Puccini Festival Choir