Follow the link below to read the story of Turandot.
‘Turandot was a true experiment for Puccini’
Director Barrie Kosky on Turandot, the second of three Puccini operas he is bringing to Dutch National Opera.
Puccini’s impossible task
On the creation of Turandot and the missing finale.
Turandot, Puccini and Orientalism
In a letter to his librettist Adami, Puccini suggests that the Chinese material in Gozzi’s play could use some Italian influences to make the opera appear more sincere to European audiences. This comment reveals an Orientalist viewpoint, in which the East is seen and deployed exclusively from a Western perspective. To what extent is this reflected in Puccini’s Turandot?
From Puccini’s letters to Giuseppe Adami
In 1928, Puccini’s friend and librettist Giuseppe Adami published a collection of Puccini’s letters. These letters, all addressed to Adami, give a unique insight in Puccini’s creative struggles as he worked on Turandot.
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