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Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni after Carlo Gozzi's dramatic fairy tale (1761)
April 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2013 Ordway, St. Paul, MN The cold, proud princess Turandot puts her suitors to the ultimate test. This opulent new production sets the exotic legend like a jewel in a lacquer box. Boasting one of opera’s most popular arias, “Nessun dorma,” Puccini’s Turandot is an absolute powerhouse finale to Minnesota Opera’s 50th anniversary season. Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.
CREATIVE TEAM Michael Christie, conductor Renaud Doucet, stage director André Barbe, set and costume designer Guy Simard, lighting designer
CAST Princess Turandot Irina Rindzuner* / Helen Todd** Calaf, the unknown prince Adam Herskowitz* / Scott Piper** Liù, a young slave girl Kelly Kaduce* / Christie Hageman**
Timur, an exiled king, father of Calaf Richard Ollarsaba Ping, the grand chancellor Matthew Opitz Pang, the general purveyor John Robert Lindsey Pong, the chief cook Brad Benoit * performs April 13, 16, 18, 20 ** performs April 14, 17, 19, 21