Turandot was left unfinished by Puccini at his death in 1924. The opera is composed of 3 acts without a sequel. And in March 2008 a new version of Turandot with a sequel by Chinese composer Weiya Hao made its world premiere in the National Centre for the Performing Arts, which made a cultural sensation in the musical and operal field. Now this new version of turandot will again be put on stage at NCPA.
in Italian language with Chinese subtitle
Director: Chen Xinyi
Performer: Dai Yuqiang, Ma Mei, Wei Song, Yao Hong, etc.
Opera Turandot is a story about a Chinese Princess who is as beautiful as the sun but cold as ice. The plot is based on a legend about Turandot,an empress whose heart will be conquered only by the brave man who can solve three riddles for her. If the suitor fails in the attempt, he must die. Prince Calaf, who arrives in Peking and is enchanted by her beauty, is determined to accept Turandot' challenge. His efforts are crowned with success, yet the cunning Princess decides to kill the Prince if she can find out his name by dawn. The slave Liu is captured, who in order to save Calaf, reveals that she is the only one who knows the Prince's name. Liu's selfless death and Calaf's kiss makes the ruler's heart waken.
Remarks: Tickets for NCPA Version of Puccini¡¯s opera Turandot are available now!