Opera Film: TURANDOT Sydney Harbour
Puccinis Turandot is one of the greatest operas ever written: brilliant melodies for music-lovers, a gripping story for those that need action and drama, an exotic setting and plenty of movement for lovers of stagecraft and visual splendor. Not forgetting an incredible version of Nessun Dorma sung by Riccardo Massi. Director Chen Shi-Zheng brings a unique perspective to this classic story.
Steering away from traditional Chinese tropes, the director presents a China that is sleek and modern, with set elements and costumes that reflect the spirit of today. The production also features 187 hats and headdresses, 46 wigs and 30 sets of facial hair!
Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng brings a fresh eye to the fable of the ice-hearted princess and the prince who seeks her love. Shi-Zhengs work forms a bridge between Chinese and Western artistic approaches, drawing on the Hollywood film tradition, theatrical acrobatics and traditional Chinese opera to create works that thrill visually and cut to the heart.
Dragana Radakovic stars as Turandot alongside Riccardo Massi as Calaf and Hyeseoung Kwon as Liù. Puccinis score soars out across the harbour under conductor Brian Castles-Onion, with the timeless Nessun Dorma at the operas climax.
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