Turandot, Puccini’s last opera, was only completed after his death by Franco Alfano and premiered in 1926 in Milan conducted by Arturo Toscanini. It is one of the most popular and most frequently performed operas in Italy. In this production Evelyn Herlitzius and Elena Popovskaya sing the role of the icy Princess Turandot with Marcello Giordano and Chanev Kamen as the unknown prince Calàf . The tragic part of the slave girl Liù is sung by Carmela Remigio and Maija Kovalevska. The conductor is Pinchas Steinberg, the director Garnett Bruce, with the stage settings by David Hockney. Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Teatro Costanzi, Piazza Beniamino Gigli 7, tel. 064817003, www.operaroma.it.
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