Turandot Tickets

Turandot Tickets

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, based on the play Turandot by Carlo Gozzi. It was left unfinished by Puccini at his death, and completed by Franco Alfano. The first performance, at the Teatro alla Scala, in Milan, on 25 April 1926, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, included only Puccini's music and not Alfano's additions. Later performances were of the completed score.

Turandot is a Persian word and name meaning "the daughter of Turan", Turan being a region of Central Asia which used to be part of the Persian Empire. In Persian, the fairy tale is known as "Turandokht", with "dokht" being a contraction for "Dokhtar" (meaning "Daughter"), and both the "kh" and "t" are clearly pronounced. However, according to Puccini scholar Patrick Vincent Casali, the final "t" should not be sounded in the pronunciation of the opera's name or when referring to the title character, as Puccini never pronounced it (according to Rosa Raisa, the first singer to play the title role) and, as Casali notes, the musical setting of many of Calaf's intonations of the name makes sounding the final "t" all but impossible.

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Event Date/Time Venue/City  
Turandot Sat, May 10
7:30 pm
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Turandot Wed, May 14
7:30 pm
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Turandot Fri, May 16
7:30 pm
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Turandot Sat, May 17
7:30 pm
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Turandot Sun, May 18
2:30 pm
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI

 

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