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Wichita Grand Opera: Turandot
The Carlsen Center - Yardley Hall
Aug 30 2015
Metropolitan Opera: Turandot
Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center
Sep 23 2015
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There can be different types of entertainment which can provide your time out from your busy and tiring routines. And the best type of entertainment is that which fulfills its purpose of fulfilling the entertainment needs of the mankind. Now, watching movies is something you do very commonly and it does little to freshen up the minds of the people seeking to be refreshed. In this situation, one should head to the theaters where there will be sure entertainment stuff in the form of plays, dramas, musicals, ballets and operas. Among them, opera is an exclusive and exquisite type. A whole story is presented with music and lyrics and is very pleasant. Among the most famous operas, Turandot is a very marvelous act and Italian operas are all the more better, Turandot being the one.
The history of Turandot is very interesting. The name Turandot is derived from a Persian name Turandokht because the play is originally Persian and is adapted by Italian. Turan is a place in Persia and Dokht is derived from the Persian word Dokhtar which means daughter. So the literal meaning of Turandokht or Turandot is "daughter of Turan". The story of Turandot was taken from a Persian book Hezar O-Yek Shab. The English name of the book is The Book of One Thousand and One Days. Even the name of the opera inflicts a very interesting mark which is enough to prompt you to watch it. The main roles of the opera consists of Princess Turandot, Emperor Altoum, father of Princess Turandot, Timur, the Unknown Prince, Calaf, a slave girl Liu, Lord Chancellor Ping, Majordomo Pong, head chef of the Imperial kitchen Pong, a Mandarin, The Prince of Persia and the executioner. The instrumentation used in the opera includes woodwinds, brass, keyboards, strings and percussion.
The opera consist of three acts and it was first of all presented by Giacomo Puccini. Unfortunately, the play could not be finished for presentation till Puccini's death and then it was Franco Alfano who finished the play. It was in 1926 that the play was first of all conducted in Milan at Teatro Alla Scala by Arturo Toscanini. But the music in the play was all by Puccini. The Turandot with the music of Alfano was later conducted by Ettore Panizza. Turandot spread to Rome, Buenos Aires, Dresden, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Brussels, Naples, Parma, Turin, London, San Francisco, Bologna, Paris and Moscow soon after its release in Milan.
The story of Turandot is about a cruel princess, Turandot, who avenges her grandmother's murder by a foreign prince by asking three difficult riddles form anyone who wants to marry the princess and then orders for beheading of that person if he fails to answer correctly. Prince of Tartary proves to be the prince who answered all the three riddles correctly. At that the princess is furious and begs her father not to let her at the mercy of the prince but the emperor sticks to the oath and then the Prince of Tartary teaches the Turandot the meaning of true love, which she learns but after much wrath and beheadings. The play has a happy ending which can leave the audience loving it. The story is basically about teaching love to a cruel princess and about sincerity and faith. We can always see an Asian touch to the play mixed with Italian, making it an awesome piece.
Turandot will be played all this year and in some time of next year also at different dates so that no one misses out the fun held in this opera. It will be held in New York in Metropolitan Opera and in London in London Coliseum. The place where the Turandot has to be played fills with a different kind of ambiance attracting the people towards it. Music is in the air for the people of New York and London because there can not possibly be any better idea of a great time other than watching Turandot. So rush to the ticket centre to buy your share of this great opera and if you don't get the tickets, you need not worry because you can buy tickets again for some other date which is in schedule.
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