AROP evening — Opera


16 Dec. 2021

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  • 2h30 with 1 intermission
  • Opéra Bastille
  • Cocktail attire


Turandot - Robert Wilson

  • Libretto

    Giuseppe Adami

  • Libretto

    Renato Simoni

  • Music

    Giacomo Puccini
    (1858 -1924)

  • Director

    Robert Wilson

  • Co-stage director

    Nicola Panzer

  • Set design

    Robert Wilson

  • Set design

    Stephanie Engeln

  • Lighting

    Robert Wilson

  • Lighting

    John Torres

  • Costume design

    Jacques Reynaud

  • Make-up

    Manu Halligan

  • Video

    Tomek Jeziorski

  • Dramaturgy

    José Enrique Macián

25 years after directing Madama Butterfly, today still one of the most acclaimed productions in the Opera’s repertoire, Robert Wilson returns to Puccini, this time with Turandot, the Italian composer’s final masterpiece. The pared down minimalist sets and the lighting compositions, so quintessential to the director’s perspective, lend themselves perfectly to the saga of the cruel Princess, daughter of the emperor of an immemorial China. The production is built as a series of tableaux, each borrowed directly from Noh theatre whose ritualised gestures magnify group scenes or bring a hint of burlesque as is the case with the comic trio, Ping, Pang and Pong.

The Paris Opera Orchestra and Choruses.
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Paris Opera’s Children Chorus.

With the exceptional support of Aline Foriel-Destezet
Turandot will be broadcast on France musique on January 8, 2022 at 8pm at the occasion of the program "Samedi à l'Opéra" (A Saturday at the opera) hosted by Judith Chaine


Turandot - Robert Wilson

  • Turandot

    Elena Pankratova

  • Liù

    Guanqun Yu

  • Calaf

    Gwyn Hughes Jones

  • Timur

    Vitalij Kowaljow

  • Altoum

    Carlo Bosi

  • Ping

    Alessio Arduini

  • Pang

    Jinxu Xiahou

  • Pong

    Matthew Newlin

  • Le Mandarin

    Bogdan Talos

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 20:50

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:20

    Second part

  • 22:00

    End of the performance

  • 22:05



  • Montre de l'Opéra National de Paris