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Turandot

6 September @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm

AED 300 – AED 900

Turandot is Puccini’s final opera, though he died with the opera incomplete and it was actually finished by a composer friend, Alfano. The story is a bit iffy for modern tastes – it’s about the man-hating Chinese queen Turandot, who kills her innocent male suitors when they fail to answer her three riddles, and Calàf, the man who finally melts her icy heart – but you can’t fault the music: the instantly recognisable tenor favourite Nessun Dorma isn’t the only big tune on offer, and there’s the eminently hummable Jasmine Flower motif.

This “magical” version of the opera, with 200+ artists under the direction of Roberto Andò, received much acclaim when it opened Shanghai Opera House’s 2018 Season.

There is a further performance on 7 September.

And for your further intellectual stimulation, here are the three riddles:

What is born each night and dies each dawn?
What flickers red and warm like a flame, but is not fire?
What is like ice, but burns like fire?

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Details

Date:
6 September
Time:
8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Cost:
AED 300 – AED 900
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://tinyw.in/IGtL

Venue

Dubai Opera
Dubai,United Arab Emirates+ Google Map