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Turandot
Past Event - Sunday, May 20, 2018
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The Schuster Center
1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
$28 - $94

Can passion ignite ice? Plunge into the dazzling, faraway universe of Puccini’s last and most luxuriant work, Turandot.

Turandot

Grand Opera in a Grand Hall; Dayton Opera Brings Turandot to the Stage

DAYTON OPERA THOMAS BANKSTON artistic director 
DAYTON OPERA CHORUS JEFFREY POWELL chorus master 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director and conductor 

IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES 

Can passion ignite ice? Who is the mysterious, ardent stranger who so unwisely seeks the hand of beautiful, forbidding Princess Turandot? Will they solve the riddles they pose each other—with love and life itself as the prize? 

Plunge into the dazzling, faraway universe of Puccini’s last and most luxuriant work, Turandot. It’s a world of palatial splendor, set in China’s Forbidden City in legendary old Peking. 

Along the way, you’ll encounter some of Puccini’s most vivid and unforgettable characters—passionate, single-minded Calaf; haunting, self-sacrificing Liu, who has long secretly loved him; aged Timur, Calaf’s dethroned father; and chilling Princess Turandot, whose regal allure has enticed uncounted hapless suitors to a swift and grisly decapitation. 

Puccini’s swan song is his grandest and most exotic opera, splashed against the spectacle of ancient Imperial China. But despite the scenic splendor, it's Puccini's glorious melodies that will leave you breathless, including the passionately yearning “Nessun dorma” (Nobody sleeps), perhaps best known as Luciano Pavarotti’s signature aria. 

You’ll laugh in sympathy with Ping, Pang, and Pong as they weigh their precarious court life against their desire for a peaceful retreat to the country. Perhaps you’ll shed a tear over sweet Liu and her hopeless love. Her “Tu, che di gel” (You who are girdled by ice) softens every heart but Turandot’s. 

An opera that fills the stage with Imperial guards, executioners, priests, mandarins, dignitaries, wise men, handmaids, soldiers, standard-bearers, and the populace of Peking, Turandot closes this season of The Great Ones in grand style!

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    1 W 2nd St
    Dayton, OH 45402
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    Call: 937-228-7591
    Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center - providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Can accommodate up to 2,300 for meetings or 500 banquets.

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