ROH: Turandot

Dir: Andrei Serban
Cast: Anna Pirozzi, Yonghoon Lee, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
180mins   2023   UK   12A   Sung in Italian with English subtitles    Subtitled   

In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power –and a glorious secret.

When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all? Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuringthe famous aria‘Nessun dorma’), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditionsto evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi inthe title role and YonghoonLeeasCalaf.

3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)