Nessun slept in Turandot at the Sydney Opera House
After months of live music deprivation, audiences are invited to experience the power of opera’s most famous aria in Puccini’s Turandot upon his return to Sydney Opera House on January 12, 2022.
Reaching pop status when Luciano Pavarotti’s ‘Vincerò’ held 73,603 people to hold their breath in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final, ‘Nessun dorma’ ends with the statement ‘I will win’ – a mantra Appropriate for the arts industry after its recent decimation, it’s guaranteed to evoke goosebumps and tears at the Joan Sutherland Theater.
The aria will be sung by South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee who will perform.
A stunning Calàf, her stentor-pumping decibel output that belies her slim figure, as stellar American soprano Lise Lindstrom returns to demonstrate how she made a name for herself in the title role, bringing her ‘compelling voice and presence. equally dominant.
OA Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini is pleased to announce that rising star of Australian soprano Anna-Louise Cole will share the title role:
Anna-Louise has been a member of our Young Artist Program and is ready to take on these great roles. It’s really exciting that she is making her debut as Turandot so that Sydney audiences can hear what her voice can really do.
Russian tenor Ivan Gyngazov will also make his Opera Australia debut as Calàf while South Korean sopranos Karah Son and Mariana Hong will also share the role of Liù.
Exceptional Italian maestro Renato Palumbo returns to Australia to conduct the Opera Australia Orchestra, Choir and Children’s Choir through Puccini’s intensely moving score. At the helm, the Italian Leonardo Sini, known as one of the most promising conductors of his generation.
Fantastic opera of poetry and myth, Turandot transports the audience to an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats as suitors answer life-threatening puzzles in an attempt to win the hand of the Ice Princess of the Opera House.
Since its inception in 1990, director Graeme Murphy’s daring production has quickly become one of the ultimate classics in Opera Australia’s repertoire that has since stood the test of time.
The telegraph of the day:
Murphy’s version of this iconic opera should remain in the catalog as it is a prime example of the local ability to stage world-class versions of beloved classics.
- Director and Choreographer Graeme Murphy AO
- Director of rebirth Shane Placentino
- Set and costume designer Kristian Fredrikson
- Lighting designer John Drummond Montgomery
- Assistant Director Warwick Doddrell
- Timur David Parkin
- Pong Virgilio Marino
- Pang Iain Henderson
- Ping Luke Gabbedy
- Emperor Dean Bassett
- Mandarin Alexandre Sefton
- Maid 1 Léa Thomas
- Maid 2 Katherine Wiles
- Prince of Persia Dean Bassett
Location: Joan Sutherland Theater | Sydney opera
Date January 12, 2022 – March 14, 2022 |
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