Princess Turandot doesn’t want to get married. To avoid marrying any old suitor, she lays down a terrible rule: Anyone who wants to obtain her love must solve three riddles. Three right answers will yield her hand, but a single wrong answer will result in death by beheading. Blinded by his love for the emperor’s daughter, the mysterious prince Calaf accepts the challenge. But after he has solved the riddles correctly, the tables are turned and it is up to Turandot to uncover his secret. A game of riddles that soon proves as dangerous as love itself.
Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels in 1924, leaving the score of his last opera unfinished. A century later, conductor Kazushi Ono and director Christophe Coppens prove that the work has much more to offer than its iconic aria ‘Nessun dorma’. They read Turandot as a modern horror story set in a harsh world where love is scarce and where the logic of money, power, violence and fear rules. Could a fairy tale be any more topical?
Are you under 30? Then attend this opera on the 'Young Opera' night (27.6.2024) and enjoy a free reception and exclusive introduction.
Location: Place de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels