Season Event

Virginia Opera: Turandot

  • March 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • March 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Puccini's grandiose opera brings the splendor of imperial China to life with this epic tale of revenge, power, and love. The vengeful princess Turandot will marry only if a suitor can meet her challenge. Answer three riddles correctly or face doom. When a young handsome prince succeeds, she still resists and so he offers a challenge of his own: learn his name by dawn and he will forfeit his life. One of opera's most lavish works, the score includes the well-known tenor aria, "Nessun dorma." This is Puccini's last opera; in fact, the final scene was completed by Franco Alfano after the maestro's death. Laced with exoticism and an innovative use of chorus, it is a powerful work and considered one of his finest. Don't miss Virginia Opera's elegant new production of this timeless masterpiece. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Glenn Winters, Dr. Opera (Mar 25, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

Pre-Performance Discussion: Glenn Winters, Dr. Opera (Mar 26, 2017) Pre-Performance Discussion

$110, $90, $54. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID