World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia’s 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 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?
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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 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