Turandot, new production opening in Vienna on April 28
In his last, unfinished opera, Giacomo Puccini once again takes up the theme of love and death. On the one hand, Turandot, for whose love men have to die, on the other Liù, who dies for love, and between them Calaf, who solves the riddle and overcomes Turandot. Influenced by his own personal experiences, Puccini wrote a story that added a psychological level to Carlo Gozzi’s earlier fairytale – and that asks questions about the nature of true love.
Anita Hartig will be Liu in this new production of Turandot at the Vienna State Opera signed by Marco Arturo Marelli together with Lise Lindstrom (Turandot), Heinz Zednik (Altoum) and Johan Botha (Kalaf) under Gustavo Dudamel's baton.
There are four more performances scheduled on May 1, 5, 8 and 12.