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Opera

Turandot
Giacomo Puccini

Presentation

Turandot’s dates always end with a funeral.

Marriage is out of the question for Princess Turandot. To avoid tying the knot with one or other stranger, she lays down a terrible rule: Anyone seeking her hand must solve three riddles. While three right answers will result in marriage, a single wrong answer will result in death by beheading. Blinded by his love for the emperor’s daughter, the mysterious Prince Calaf takes up the challenge.

Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels in 1924, leaving the score of his last opera unfinished. A century later, conductor Ouri Bronchti and director Christophe Coppens prove that the work has more to offer than its iconic aria ‘Nessun dorma’. Coppens sets Turandot in present-day Hong Kong, where an immensely rich family is losing itself in money, power and violence. Trying to escape her mother’s iron grip, the rebellious Turandot finds herself in a maelstrom of derailed fantasy that drives her to extremes.

Are you under 30? Then attend this opera on the Young Opera Night (27.6.2024) and enjoy a free reception and exclusive after-event.

Dates & tickets

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Location

La Monnaie

Prices

Dynamic ticket prices
Starting from € 12 to € 165
-30 years old: € 10 / € 50

Language

Sung in Italian
Surtitles in Dutch and French

Running time

2h30 (with 1 break)

Presentation

Introductory talks 45' before the start of the performance: in Dutch by Pieter Mannaerts (Grand Foyer) and in French by Benoit Van Langenhove (Bonbonnière)

More info

This performance makes use of stroboscopic effects, that can cause discomfort
in people who are sensitive to intense and rapid flashes of light.

Streaming

Live broadcast on Musiq3 & Klara
25.6.2024

Free streaming on lamonnaie.be
2.9.24 > 13.10.24

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Cast
Cast

Dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri
Libretto di Giuseppe Adami e Renato Simoni
Musica di Giacomo Puccini
L’ultimo duetto e il finale dell’opera
sono stati completati da Franco Alfano
Création Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 25.4.1926

Conductor OURI BRONCHTI
Director & Costume Designer CHRISTOPHE COPPENS

Set Designer CHRISTOPHE COPPENS & I.S.M.ARCHITECTEN Lighting Designer PETER VAN PRAET Dramaturge REINDER POLS Chorus Master EMMANUEL TRENQUE

La Principessa Turandot EWA VESIN
SVETLANA AKSENOVA (16, 19, 23, 28.6)
L’Imperatore Altoum NING LIANG Timur MICHELE PERTUSI Il Principe Ignoto (Calaf) STEFANO LA COLLA
AMADI LAGHA (16, 19, 23, 28.6)
Liù VENERA GIMADIEVA
RUTH INIESTA (16, 19, 23, 28.6)
Ping / Un Mandarino LEON KOŠAVIĆ Pang / Il Principe di Persia ALEXANDER MAREV ° Pong VALENTIN THILL

° MM Laureate

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Choral Academy
La Monnaie Children's and Youth Choirs, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionLA MONNAIE With support fromLOTERIE NATIONALE

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter