OPERA TURANDOT – El Batel Cartagena
Opera TURANDOT, of Giacomo Puccini, unfinished by the death of Puccini, was completed by Franco Alfano and presented to the public on April 25, 1926, at La Scala in Milan.
In Spain, he was performed in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona on 30 December 1928.
The origin of Turandot’s history dates back to a poem entitled “The Seven Princesses”, whose author, Nezami, was a great poet of Persian literature. This poem tells the story of a Persian prince who had seven princesses, each from a different location in the empire.
One of these Russian princesses could not find a man who was worthy of her, so she hid in a fortress and declared that he would give the man who would find her and could solve a series of puzzles.
This story was taken up by François de la Croix, a French orientalist, who made a cultural transposition of the original Russian princess into a Chinese princess called Turandokht.
Composed of three acts, this opera contains one of the most difficult parts of the opera due to the treble required by the soprano.
This air takes place in the second act and begins with the phrase “In questa Reggia”. On the other hand, in the third act, he is one of the most famous tunes for a tenor, “Nessun dorma”, which represents the victory of love over hatred.
Auditorium EL BATEL Cartagena – 25 de marzo de 2017 – 21:30 h