Opera: Turandot

By Giacomo Puccini, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, November 17

24th November, 2007

By Giacomo Puccini, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, November 17

Turandot, the unfinished, has always been a source of controversy. Puccini died before completing it and left Franco Alfano to write the last act.

The maestro, however, did not provide specific instructions other than that Turandot, an ice-hearted goddess with homicidal tendencies - she has already decapitated two dozen suitors - ‘‘should descend through love to the level of mankind and this love must at the end take...

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