Turandot: Opera in the Crypt

Vienna, Krypta (Peterskirche) — Main Hall

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Experience opera like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Puccini at Vienna's remarkable Krypta Peterskirche.

Puccini's last masterpiece as an intense opera chamber play in the vaults of KRYPTA. World‐famous arias such as 'Nessun Dorma', 'Non piangere Liù or 'In questia reggia' are particularly touching because of their closeness to the artists.
In this slightly abridged version, the work of the century is heard in an unadulterated, direct and intense way with piano accompaniment, as was customary in Puccini's time. Opera in the Crypt stands for authentic, honest opera theatre.
Giacomo Puccini understood like no other how to express true‐to‐life feelings. Inspired by his curiosity for all things exotic and stimulated by his fine sense of human nature, he wrote an opera of immortal beauty.
Established as Austria's smallest opera theatre, the performances at KRYPTA captivate with their directness and quality.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer of the late 19th century. He was considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian Opera, second only to Verdi. His early works were characterised by features of the traditional 19th century romantic Italian opera. Later, his style developed into the realistic verismo style, which inspired him to write his most famous masterpieces and became one of the leading exponents of the style. His most renowned works La bohème 1896, Tosca 1900, Madama Butterfly 1904, and Turandot 1924, all are popular operas played in the most prestigious venues of the classical world.


  • Puccini, Giacomo – Turandot
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Turandot: Magdalena Renwart‐Kahry
Liù: Leah Manning
Calàf: Sergio Tallo‐Torres
Ping/Kaiser: Florian Pejrimovsky
Timur: Seongchan Bahk

Musikalische Leitung: Maximilian Schamschula


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