Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Opera in three acts
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles.
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni nach Carlo Gozzi
Premiere: 1926 in Milan

Determined to avenge her ancestor’s abduction, the Chinese Princess Turandot announces that if a man solves her three riddles correctly, she will marry him; but if he fails to do so, he will be put to death. The aloof princess attracts many potential suitors, all of whom lose their lives for failing to sole the riddles. But who is behind the ice-cold facade? An unknown prince solves the three riddles and comes dangerously close to Turandot.

Giacomo Puccin's last opera remained unfinished. Time and again, musicologists and composers have tried to reconstruct the ending; but it is precisely in its open-endedness that the opera's fascination lies to this day.

PREMIERE: 13 April 2024


Conductor Yoel Gamzou
Director / Stage Design Daniela Kerck
Video Astrid Steiner
Costume Design Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Lighting Design Klaus Krauspenhaar
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Constantin Mende
Turandot Olesya Golovneva, Anna Netrebko
Emperor Altoum Erik Biegel
Timur Young Doo Park
Calaf Aaron Cawley, Yusif Eyvazov
Liù Heather Engebretson
Ping Christopher Bolduc
Pang Gustavo Quaresma
Pong Ralf Rachbauer
Mandarin Mikhail Biryukov
Chor, Chorsolisten & Extrachor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden


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