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Witness an opera with a delightfully exotic setting, succulent with poetry and myth. In a world where love and fear are inseparable, and death seems to forever loom in the distance, ‘Nessun Dorma’ is just one amongst its most spectacular moments.

Why Watch Turandot

An Italian composer who was considered to be one of the greatest of his time, Giacomo Puccini was well-known for his ‘10 Beautiful Operas’. Three of them are among the top 10 operas performed across the globe. Turandot is one such opera. It was the last opera that he ever composed and was event left unfinished due to his untimely death. Every rendition of this opera has an interesting take on how it should have ended, making it a fresh experience each time. Watch the famous conductors Christian Badea and Leonardo Sini return to Australia, all set to conduct a fabulous cast including Lise Lindstrom, Yonghoon Lee, and Karah Son. This legendary opera of Puccini’s traces the story of a savage princess and a lion-hearted suitor who is ready to sacrifice anything in exchange for her love.

This rendition of Turandot is a highly theatrical and visually striking production created by the choreographer and director Graeme Murphy AO. He skillfully uses hues, flow, and the power of movement to create dramatic motifs on stage, and brings out a quaint and irresistible beauty that Puccini himself hoped to capture.

The Story

The story revolves around a charming yet a brutal princess, Turandot, who dares her suitors to answer three riddles; riddles on the agony of death. No one has ever borne fruitful at the task at hand. Calaf is a prince from a distant land, who is as brave as he is selfish. After witnessing the beheading of a rival suitor by the princess herself, he falls desperately in love with her. He ignores the pleas of a slave-girl who is in love with the prince and disregards the wishes of his exiled father and announces his love to Turandot. He is presented with the riddles, and to Turandot’s shock, the prince successfully answers all of them. Watching Turandot despair, the prince decides to take pity on her and offers the brutal princess a riddle. How will the princess answer the riddle? What fate awaits the selfish prince?

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Show Details

Genre: Opera

Duration: 2hr 50min (including 2 intervals)

Opening Date: 12 Jan 2023

Closing Date: 14 Mar 2023

Theatre Name: Joan Sutherland Theatre

Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, Audio loop

Dress Code: Smart casual


The Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House has a seating capacity of 1,507. Click here to view the seating map.

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Turandot - Lise Lindstrom (Jan 12-Feb 5), Anna-Louise Cole (Feb 9-Mar 14)

Calàf - Yonghoon Lee (Jan), Ivan Gyngazov (Feb-Mar)

Liù - Karah Son (Jan 12-Feb 12), Mariana Hong (Feb 15-Mar 14)

Timur - David Parkin

** Conductor**

Christian Badea (Jan 12–Feb 12), Leonardo Sini (Feb 15–Mar 14)

Director & Choreographer

Graeme Murphy AO

Additional Tips

The opera is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Arts Centre Melbourne about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.

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