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Puccini / Turandot

  • Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Address: Blank Performing Arts, Indianola, IA 50125
  • Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; Thurs & Sun 2 p.m.
  • Phone: (515) 961-6221
  • Price: $37 - $89

EVENING SHOWS June 23 | June 30 | July 8 - all 7:30 p.m.
MATINEE SHOWS June 25 | July 13 | July 16 - all 2 p.m.

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Text by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
First performance: Milan; Teatro alla Scala, April 25, 1926
Previously performed at Des Moines Metro Opera: 1998 & 2002

Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend where the beautiful Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and an icy heart. In order to win her hand, each suitor must answer three riddles. Those who fail will face beheading as a warning to all. When a mysterious suitor emerges victorious, Turandot finds herself confounded by the most profound riddle of them all—love. One of the grandest operas ever created will feature the return of dramatic soprano Alexandra LoBianco as Turandot and tenor Jonathan Burton as the Calaf.

Puccini / Turandot