About the Event
The Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Giacomo Puccini's 'Turandot' in a production by Lorenzo Fioroni.
Society lives in terror of Princess Turandot. Matrimony alone seems likely to end the violence, yet no suitor has managed to solve her riddles and win her hand. Time after time the same scene is played out, ending in yet another execution. Against all expectations, Calaf, the son of an exiled potentate from a far‐off country, breaks the chain of brutality.
Puccini spent the last four years of his life working on 'Turandot', basing his opera on Carlo Gozzi's fairytale play from 1762. Far from conjuring up an endearing, doll‐like China, the exotic tones of his richest and most dissonant score present us with a world steeped in an atmosphere of inconceivable cruelty.
In Italian, with German and English surtitles.
- Giacomo Puccini – Turandot
- -not set- – Dramma lyrico in three acts, Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, after the play by Carlo Gozzi
Cast / Production
Conductor John Fiore, Giulio Cilona (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Director Lorenzo Fioroni
Stage design Paul Zoller
Costume design Katharina Gault
Chorus Master Jeremy Bines
Children's Chorus Christian Lindhorst
Turandot Catherine Foster, Ewa Plonka (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Altoum Clemens Bieber
Calaf Martin Muehle, Jorge Puerta (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Liù Maria Motolygina, Sua Jo (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Timur Gerard Farreras, Byung Gil Kim (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Ping Joel Allison, Samuel Dale Johnson (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Pang Gideon Poppe, Andrew Dickinson (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Pong Ya‐Chung Huang
A mandarin Youngkwang Oh, Patrick Guetti (14.10.2023 | 22.10.2023 | 04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
1st voice Alyson Rosales, Gyumi Park (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
2nd voice Asahi Wada, Seungeun Oh (04.01.2024 | 07.01.2024)
Chorus Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Chorus Kinderchor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.
5.0 of 5
Hanne S, Denmark
Stort dejligt kor. Solisterne toptunede.
Markus W, Deutschland
Eine ausgezeichnete Aufführung: herrliche Besetzung und gutes Bühnenbild. Seit langem mal wieder in der Deutschen Oper gewesen — ab jetzt wird es öfter sein!
Stephan M, Germany
Très bon moment d'opéra.