‘Turandot’ at Teatro Real
Turandot was Puccini’s last opera. At its premiere in 1926 at La Scala, the director Toscanini is reported to have faced the audience and said, “The opera is ending here because at this point the Maestro died.” The opera, which tells the story of the cold princess Turandot and her suitor Prince Calaf, here finds new life in the hands of Robert Wilson in a new production in Madrid. Wilson uses almost no sets, relying on light for effect; the cast moves little and the drama is minimized. This spare setting highlights the eerie beauty of Puccini’s fairy tale.
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