by Austin Opera
Apr. 25 - May. 03
Turandot, a beautiful princess with a heart of ice, meets her match when the prince Calàf dares to answer her deadly riddles with the promise of love. A selfless sacrifice by Calàf’s faithful servant Liù ultimately awakens true emotion in Turandot, proving that in the game of love, you can’t win the top prize without giving away your heart. Puccini’s final masterwork features one of the most iconic and powerful arias in all of opera, “Nessun dorma,” transporting audiences to another time and place, a world of heightened spectacle where myth comes to life through music.
Starring in the title role is Alexandra Loutsion, making her Austin Opera debut, but no stranger to this demanding role – garnering praise for her portrayal of the ice princess nationally. Her doomed prince is performed by returning tenor Jonathan Burton, who was last seen in Ariadne auf Naxos. Directing this production is Garnett Bruce, an Austin Opera favorite, returning to Austin after last directing Madama Butterfly in 2017. With exquisite, classic sets and costumes from Lyric Opera of Kansas City, this epic opera is a feast for the senses.
April 25 - May 03, 2020
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, TX, 78704
Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 P.M.
More information to be available at Austin Opera website. (Feb. 21, 2019)