Turandot – Puccini Festival Torre del Lago 2022 It is a special experience to experience the opera Turandot with its fantastic melodies in the open air on the shores of the lake of Torre del Lago in Tuscany. It is a unique ambiance on the open-air stage when the soft music of Turandot sounds with […]
TURANDOT • July 23, 2022 • Puccini Festival | Torre del Lago
Turandot – Puccini Festival Torre del Lago 2022
It is a special experience to experience the opera Turandot with its fantastic melodies in the open air on the shores of the lake of Torre del Lago in Tuscany. It is a unique ambiance on the open-air stage when the soft music of Turandot sounds with the swaying sound of the waves of the enchanting lake. Puccini loved this place very much. Every year the Puccini Festival casts a spell over opera lovers from all over the world.
Turandot is the name of the “girl from Turan”. She is a princess from the Persian fairy tale collection A Thousand and One Days. The opera takes place in the Imperial Palace in Central Asia. As so often in fairy tales, the suitor has to solve three riddles. If he solves it, he will have the beautiful princess as his wife, otherwise, he will have to pay for his passion with death. Kalaf, son of refugees, falls in love with the princess and was able to solve the riddles. Even so, the princess remains cruel. Only Kalaf’s passion breaks their arrogance and the two become happy.
Turandot is the last opera by Giacomo Puccini, who died in 1924. Giuseppe Adami wrote the libretto based on the play by Carlo Gozzi. The opera was completed by Franco Alfano after his death and premiered on April 25, 1926, at La Scala in Milan.
Kalaf’s operatic aria “Nessun dorma” (Nobody Sleeps) is one of the most famous arias of all. She was a.o. sung by the unforgettable Luciano Pavarotti (one of the three tenors) on the occasion of the soccer world championship in Italy 1990 in the Caracalla thermal baths and thus a world hit.
Choose a date for the Turandot opera during the open-air summer Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago / Lucca. The travel package includes a premium ticket and accommodation for your music trip to Italy.