Theatre and opera director Andrei Serban revisits Puccini's TURANDOT at the Washington National Opera in a production from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Serban's Covent Garden staging is a legendary show being now performed for 24 years.
The present staging in Washington features blazing dramatic sopranos Maria Guleghina and Sylvie Valayre, who share the role of Turandot; conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson makes her Washington debut.
In ancient China, any brave suitor seeking the hand of Princess Turandot is subjected to three impossible riddles. Failure means certain death, but Calaf (Darío Volonté/Franco Farina) risks everything in Puccini's celebrated opera of soaring melodies, including the sublime "Nessun dorma".
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