Vancouver Opera

Turandot


Friday, October 13, 2017 7:30PM
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Turandot
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Turandot Queen Elizabeth Theatre October 13, 19, 21 at 7:30pm October 15 at 2:00pm Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni Conductor: Jacques Lacombe Director: Renaud Doucet Cast Turandot: Amber Wagner Calaf: Marcelo Puente Liù: Marianne Fiset Timur: Alain Coulombe About Turandot La Bohe`me. Tosca. Madama Butterfly. Turandot. Puccini saved his most musically adventurous opera for last. Containing some of the greatest operatic music ever written, Turandot blends epic chorus sections with unforgettable intimate moments, and is the culmination of Puccini’s career. This three act opera by Giacomo Puccini and completed by Franco Alfano, with libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni is one of the most grand opera offerings and is full of thrilling choruses, booming orchestrations, and a cast consisting of all of ancient China. This magnificent work—which features Pavarotti’s signature aria, “Nessun dorma”—promises to make the kick off of the Vancouver Opera’s 2017/18 Season a not-to-be missed event. The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including 2 intermissions. Sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM