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.
The NCPA’s production of Puccini’s highly popular opera is a compelling feast for the senses. Chinese composer Hao Weiya gave this Turandot a new finale, performed for the first time in Beijing. In this captivating staging by director Chen Xinyi and under the musical direction of Daniel Oren an excellent international cast offers a unique musical experience.
Bonus: The making of Turandot.
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