AROP evening — Opera


22 Nov. 2023

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


Turandot - Robert Wilson

  • Conductor

    Marco Armiliato; Michele Spotti; Ching-Lien Wu

  • Music

    Giacomo Puccini
    (1858 -1924)

  • Libretto

    Giuseppe Adami

  • Libretto

    Renato Simoni

  • Director

    Robert Wilson

  • Co-stage director

    Nicola Panzer

  • Set and lighting design

    Robert Wilson

  • Set design

    Stephanie Engeln

  • Lighting design

    John Torres

  • Costume design

    Jacques Reynaud

  • Make-up

    Manu Halligan

  • Video

    Tomek Jeziorski

  • Dramaturgy

    José Enrique Macián

In Peking, a princess renowned for her beauty submits her suitors to three riddles. The prince who manages to solve them will win her hand and the throne. Alas, so far, all have failed and suffered the implacable punishment: death. Will young Calaf succeed? Inspired by Carlo Gozzi's fable, itself drawing on several sources including the Thousand and One Nights, Puccini's last opera revives the oriental atmosphere already present in Madama Butterfly. But in 1924, the year in which the composer died leaving his score unfinished, his writing had grown in modernity, without losing any of its melodic inspiration, as illustrated by the famous aria "Nessun dorma". The references to Asia could not fail to appeal to Robert Wilson, whose aesthetic draws on Japanese Noh theatre. His sparse staging, interspersed with touches of commedia dell'arte, offers striking and hypnotic images.

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Chœur d’enfants de l’Opéra national de Paris

A coproduction with the Teatro Real, Madrid, the Lithuanian national Opera and Ballet, Vilnius, the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, and the Houston Grand Opera, Houston


Turandot - Robert Wilson

  • Turandot

    Anna Pirozzi

  • Calaf

    Brian Jagde

  • Liù

    Ermonela Jaho

  • Altoum

    Carlo Bosi

  • Timur

    Mika Kares

  • Ping

    Florent Mbia

  • Pang

    Maciej Kwaśnikowski

  • Pong

    Nicholas Jones

  • Un mandarino

    Guilhem Worms

  • Il Principe di Persia

    Hyun-Jong Roh

  • Due ancelle

    Pranvera Lehnert Ciko

  • Isabelle Wnorowska-Pluchart

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 20:55

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:25

    Second part

  • 22:10

    End of the performance

  • 22:15


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1 podcast

[DEBRIEF] Vos impressions sur TURANDOT de Puccini

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[EXTRAIT] TURANDOT de Giacomo Puccini ("Nessun dorma" - Brian Jagde)

1 video

[EXTRAIT] TURANDOT de Giacomo Puccini ("O giovinetto" - Brian Jadge)

1 video

[EXTRAIT] TURANDOT de Giacomo Puccini ("In questa reggia" - Tamara Wilson)

1 video

[EXTRAIT] TURANDOT de Giacomo Puccini ("Tanto amore" - Ermonela Jaho)

1 video

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