MET Opera Broadcast – Giacomo Puccini: Turandot

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  • 8 Dec 2019 6:00 PM
  • Uránia National Theater
MET Opera Broadcast – Giacomo Puccini: Turandot
Broadcast from the Metropolitain Opera by Franco Zeffirelli on 12th of October

Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The unenviable task of completing the opera’s final scene upon Puccini’s sudden death was left to the composer Franco Alfano. Conductor Arturo Toscanini oversaw Alfano’s contribution and led the world premiere.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguinconducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebratedproduction of Turandot, whichstars Christine Goerkein the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. Roberto Aronica singsCalàf, the suitor who riskshis head for her handand sings the famed aria “Nessun dorma.”
Eleonora Buratto isthe slave girl Liù, andJames MorrisisCalàf’s long-lost father, Timur.

In Italian, with English and Hungarian subtitles
Tickets: HUF 4,500

Showtimes:
12 October, 7 pm
13 October, 6 pm
8 December, 6 pm
31 May, 2020, 6 pm
Place: Uránia National Theater
Address: 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 21.
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