The National Theatre of Prague presents Turandot, an opera by Giacomo Puccini which is based on the eponymous commedia dell’arte play by Carlo Gozzi.
The opera had its grand opening on January 23rd, 2020, and returns to the National Theatre historical building for another performance.
Turandot is Giacomo Puccini’s final opera and is deemed to be the “last of the Mohicans” of the Golden Age of Italian Romantic opera.
The story goes that Turandot, daughter of Emperor Altoum, has decreed that she will only marry if a suitor of noble blood can answer three riddles.
If he cannot, the price shall be his head. Her most recent suitor, the Prince of Persia, is to be executed at the moon’s rising.
Turandot is one of opera’s biggest blockbusters. It shows themes of passionate love and unrelenting hatred.
The plot unfolds to music of extraordinary brilliance, including Nessun dorma, the most popular of all Italian tenor arias.
The opera will be sung in Italian, but there will be Czech and English subtitles for the expat audience.
There will be performances running throughout February, as well as a performance in March and in May.
For tickets visit The National Theatre’s website for more information