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Puccini's Turandot

Franco Zeffirelli (stage director), Giuliano Carella (music director) — With Maria Guleghina (Princess Turandot), Salvatore Licitra (Calaf), Tamar Iveri (Liù) – Arena di Verona

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Cast

Giuseppe Adami — Libretto
Renato Simoni — Libretto
Franco Zeffirelli — Stage director, set designer
Emi Wada — Costumes
Paolo Mazzon — Lighting
Maria Grazia Garofoli — Choreographer
Maria Guleghina — Princess Turandot
Carlo Bosi — Emperor Altoum
Luiz-Octavio Faria — Timur
Tamar Iveri — Liù
Leonardo Lopez Linares — Ping
Gianluca Bocchino — Pong
Saverio Fiore — Pang
Giuliano Pelizon — Mandarino
Angel Harkatz Kaufman — Persian Prince

Program notes

The Arena di Verona Festival honors Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli, and his legendary production of Turandot.

Interpreted within the sumptuous surroundings of Verona Arena, this Puccini's masterpiece tells the story of a princess whose beauty was only comparable to her cruelty. She will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles, but if he fails, he will be beheaded...

For this edition, the lyrical festival invites the russian soprano Maria Guleghina who proved a brilliant Turandot. She took to the stage with Salvatore Licitra's trump card is his imposingly radiant tenor voice of wich he remains in sovereign control, and the soprano Tamar Iveri is a beautiful and sensitive Liù.

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Directed by:
Andy Sommer
Venue: Arena di Verona (Verona, Italy)
Production date: 2010
Duration: 2 h 8 min
Production: © Bel Air Media / Fondazione Arena di Verona / AMP