Turandot, from The Royal Opera House

(GB, 2013, 205 mins, DCP)
CAST Lise Lindstrom, Alasdair Eilliott, Marco Berti, Raymond Aceto, Eri Nakamura.
Running time includes two intermissions. Tickets $22.
Popcorn is not permitted in the theatre for opera shows.


Andrei Serban’s staging of Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama. Turandot is a tale of disguised identities, riddles, ritual executions and powerful, triumphant love. This is a spectacular production of the dark Oriental fairytale, with magnificent sets, elaborate masks and costumes inspired by traditional Chinese theatre. One of the greatest Turandot singers today, Lise Lindstrom, makes her Royal Opera debut, with Marco Berti in the role of Prince Calaf.

Conducted by Henrik Nanasi

Running time includes two intermissions