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TurandotNew Production

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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
October 07, 08, 10, 11, 13 17:00, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 18:00, 22, 24, 25 (at 20:00 unless shown)
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Josep PonsConductor
Franc AleuDirector
Carles BergaSet Designer
Chu UrozCostume Designer
Iréne TheorinSopranoTurandotOct 07, 10, 13
Lise LindstromSopranoTurandotOct 08, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25
Jorge de LéonTenorCalafOct 07, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20
Gregory KundeTenorCalafOct 08, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25
Ermonela JahoSopranoLiùOct 07, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24
Anita HartigSopranoLiùOct 08, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25
Alexander VinogradovBassTimurOct 07, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 24
Ante JerkunicaBassTimurOct 08, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25
Chris MerrittTenorEmperor Altoum
Toni MarsolBaritonePing
Francisco VasTenorPang
Mikeldi AtxalandabasoTenorPong
Michael BorthBaritoneMandarin
Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor Vivaldi-Petits Cantors de Catalunya

New production by video artist Franc Aleu, who frequently collaborates with the Fura dels Baus.

Three riddles, to which a nameless prince finds the right answers: hope, blood and Turandot. And three characters who reveal the meaning of Puccini's melodrama: Calaf, Liù and Turandot.

Just 20 years ago (7 October 1999), the Liceu reopened after the fire with a performance of Turandot. Now the “ice princess” returns to the opera house on the Rambla. She is embodied in the first cast by the great Iréne Theorin, and by Lise Lindstrom, making her Liceu debut, in the second. Other members of the five-star line-up are Jorge de León, Gregory Kunde, Ermonela Jaho and Anita Hartig.

Puccini's last opera (completed after his death by Franco Alfano) was first performed at the Scala in Milan in 1926. Video artist Franc Aleu has chosen it for his first venture as stage director.

The visually fascinating sets and spectacular costumes of Aleu's production, in which light plays a key role, further accentuate the many ground-breaking aspects of this opera of the late Verismo school.

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