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TurandotSaturday, April 18, 8pm
Tuesday, April 21, 7pm
Friday, April 24, 8pm

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renata Simoni

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Running time is approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.

A Kiss to Die For.

One of opera's greatest hits; filled with breathtaking pageantry.

In Ancient Peking, the beautiful, icy Princess Turandot announces that she will marry the man who can solve her three riddles, but gravely punish those who cannot. Heads roll until the arrival of a clever prince who is determined to win over the princess or die trying. He solves her trio of challenges and then offers Turandot his life if she can solve the riddle of his name. Will true love be enough to soften the vengeful princess' heart?

Puccini's spectacular masterpiece features one of the most profoundly beautiful scores in all of opera.

Hear "Nessun Dorma," one of the most popular of all tenor arias.

Click here to view the Turandot production program.

The Synopsis 

Read the full synopsis here.
Read the full synopsis including Chinese translation here.

YouTube Videos

Classic 107 Radio Interview with children's chorus members

Turandot rehearsal video

Check out Soprano Lara Ciekiewicz (Liù, the slave girl) talking about Turandot:
The Story
The Character of Liù
Sets, Costumes, and Cast
The Composer
The Music

Opera Plus Events

Click here for listing of Turandot Opera Plus events.

Closing Night Pre-Show Dinner

Piano Nobile, Concert Hall
Friday, April 24, 6 pm

Buffet-style Chinese food catered by Kum Koon Garden with pre-show chat by Simeon Rusnak, Baritone and Host on Classic Radio 107.

$35 per person includes tax and gratuities
Limited seating, payment in advance.

OPERA MATTERS 2014/15 Season

Opera Matters by Robert Vineberg, Chair of Manitoba Opera's Board of Trustees, explores the background to the operas produced by Manitoba Opera and what was happening in the world and in Winnipeg at the time of those operas. (more...)


Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of Turandot


Richardson Foundation


Sun Life Financial

 Investors Group




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