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Opera di Roma: Turandot

CTC 150 MIN
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Synopsis

Opera in three acts (1926)
New Production! Celebrated contemporary artist Ai Weiwei makes his operatic debut with a new reading of Puccini’s fairy tale of misdirected love, exile and rule by decree. It’s a fitting project for Weiwei, famous for geopolitical installations, sculptures and photography that question authority and champion human rights and expression. From the ominous opening five notes, the score plunges audiences into an uncertain, violent world, seeped in bloodshed and despotism, where the cruel, seductive princess, Turandot (Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka), is pursued by a brave suitor (American tenor Michael Fabiano, in a role debut). This staging is performed without the ending added by Puccini's contemporary, Franco Alfano. The brilliant Oksana Lyniv conducts.

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Movie Information

Release date

Saturday 8th October
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Duration

150 min

Rating

CTC

Cast

Rodrigo Ortiz, Oksana Dyka, Michael Fabiano, Francesca Dotto, Antonio Di Matteo

Director

Ai Weiwei

Genre

Palace Opera & Ballet

Language

Italian, with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central, Palace Verona, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Barracks, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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