Kirov Opera: Turandot
Set in the Forbidden City of Peking, Puccini's lavish opera follows the story of a beautiful yet icy-hearted princess, whose suitors must answer three riddles or perish.
- Feb. 19 - 25, 2006
- Opera House
- 2 hrs. 35 min.
- $45.00 - $200.00
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Set in the Forbidden City of Peking, Puccini's lavish opera follows the story of the beautiful yet icy-hearted Turandot, a legendary princess whose suitors must answer three riddles or perish. When a daring young prince resolves to win her, he unleashes a gripping test of sacrifice upon his family and the masses, including a young slave girl who loves him from afar. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.
KALAF: Vladimir Galuzin; TURANDOT: Irina Gordei; LIU: Irma Gigolashvili (2/19 & 23), Tatiana Pavlovskaya (2/25); PANG: Alexander Timchenko; PING: Andrei Spekhov; PONG: Andrei Ilyushnikov; TIMUR: Gennady Bezzubenkov (2/19), Mikhail Kit (2/23 & 25); EMPEROR: Viktor Vikhrov; MANDARIN: Edem Umerov; PERSIAN PRINCE: Daniil Shtoda; MUSICAL PREP.: Alla Brosterman
News and Reviews
Review - "China Opening: Gergiev Does 'Turandot' Good and Loud"
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2006)
Review - "The Kirov's 'Parsifal': Russo-Profundo"
The Washington Post - Washington, DC ( Feb. 23, 2006)
- Mariinsky Ballet's company website View the Kirov Ballet's schedule, history, photos, and more.