Turandot photo on Stagedoor

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Part of the 2023 Grimeborn Opera Festival

Turandot photo on Stagedoor
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Show ended

Tue 23 Aug – Sat 26 Aug 2023, 3pm & 7.30pm

Runtime: 1h 45m

About Turandot

Struggling with emotional connection and disenfranchisement, Calaf finds himself drawn into the digital hellscape of Turandot. Can there be a return to reality? This radical and unnervingly relevant reinterpretation of Puccini’s last and unfinished opera explores online obsession and the spectre of a state-controlled media. Utilising cutting edge video design to draw audiences into a virtual world, a company of award-winning opera creatives and Asian diaspora artists confront this opera and its orientalist tropes head on. Performed in Italian, this production repositions a historically problematic opera to reflect a uniquely British East & Southeast Asian narrative. Co-directed by Oliver Award nominated librettist Becca Marriott and Southeast Asian director-writer Iskandar إسكندر R. Sharazuddin this is a co-production between BESEA led Ellandar Productions and The Opera Makers for Grimeborn Festival 2023. Age Recommendation: 16+