China National Centre for the Performing Arts
Orchestra & Chorus
Conducted by Daniel Oren
Staged by Chen Xinyi
Finale composed by Hao Weiya
Turandot, the late gem of Italian opera, is a celebration of the sounds and the mythical figures intimately associated with Chinese culture. The dramatic punch of the libretto inspired Giacomo Puccini to imagine a sound world of unusual splendour: The score features original Chinese melodies, Asian pentatonic scales and colourful orchestration with percussion writing that is strongly reminiscent of Asian music.