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TurandotNew production

Wortham Theater Center: Houston Grand Opera501 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas, TX 77002, United States
Dates/times in Chicago time zone
Friday 22 April 202219:30
Sunday 24 April 202214:00
Saturday 30 April 202219:30
Tuesday 03 May 202219:30
Friday 06 May 202219:30
Programme
Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)TurandotLibretto by Renato Simoni, Giuseppe Adami
Performers
Houston Grand Opera
Eun Sun KimConductor
Robert WilsonDirector, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Nicola PanzerDirector
Stephanie EngelnSet Designer
Jacques ReynaudCostume Designer
John TorresLighting Designer
Tamara WilsonSopranoTurandot
Nicole HeastonSopranoLiù
Kristian BenediktTenorCalaf
Peixin ChenBassTimur
Carlos Enrique SantelliTenorEmperor Altoum
Andrew StensonTenorPang
Eric TaylorTenorPong
Carlos SantelliTenorEmperor Altoum
William Guanbo SuBaritoneMandarin
Takaoki OnishiBaritonePing
William Guanbo SuBassMandarin
Tomek JeziorskiVideo Artist
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Houston Grand Opera Chorus
Richard BadoPiano

A visionary artist reimagines a masterwork

Full of arresting pools of color, breathtaking lighting design, and highly stylized movement, this masterful new production could only have been created by visionary director Robert Wilson. Considered Puccini’s finest musical masterpiece, Turandot premiered in 1926, after the composer’s death. The opera transports audiences to a fantasy land ruled by the titular princess, who doesn’t want to marry. She gives her would-be suitors two options: answer three vexing riddles correctly, or die by beheading. Her plan is working perfectly—until Calaf comes to town and she meets her match. But first Turandot must try, one more time, to kill him. Celebrated soprano and HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson (Turandot), tenor Kristian Benedikt in his HGO debut (Calaf), HGO Studio alumna, and soprano Nicole Heaston (Liù), and bass and Studio alumnus Peixin Chen (King Timur) lead the diverse and globe-spanning cast. HGO Principal Guest Conductor Eun Sun Kim takes the podium for this superlative new production.

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