Opera Australia: Turandot - Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (2016)
Opera Australia: Turandot (2016) • 1h 56m
Recorded live at Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney, 2016.
Sung in Italian with English Subtitles, available as Closed Captions (CC)
Puccini’s tale of love and death comes to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in this spectacular and thoughtful production from 2016.
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-Zheng’s 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. Puccini’s score soars out across the harbour under conductor Brian Castles-Onion, with the timeless ‘Nessun Dorma’ at the opera’s climax.
Conductor: Brian Castles-Onion
Stage Director: Chen Shi-Zheng
Designer: Dan Potra
Lighting Designer: Scott Zielinski
Choreographer: Chen Shi-Zheng
Sound Designer: Tony David Cray
Video Designer: Leigh Sachwitz/flora&faunavisions
Site Designer: Adrienn Lord
Assistant Conductor: Tahu Matheson
Assistant Directors: Andy Morton, Constantine Costi
Movement Assistant: Zheng Jun
Turandot: Dragana Radakovic, Daria Masiero
Calaf: Riccardo Massi, Arnold Rawls
Liù: Hyeseoung Kwon, Eva Kong
Timur: Conal Coad
Pong: John Longmuir
Pang: Benjamin Rasheed
Ping: Luke Gabbedy
Emperor: David Lewis
Mandarin: Gennadi Dubinsky
Prince of Persia: Jin Tea Kim, Dean Bassett
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