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Turandot 1999Bunkamura, Tokyo

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An elegantly simple production imported from Japan, with much emphasis on dance, gave an unusual slant to Puccini's final drama. Vocally things were generally excellent, especially in the case of Liù and Timur. The Turandot herself had the big voice required, if without much subtlety of projection when her voice ideally should melt. The RSNO rarely finds its way into the pit of an opera house nowadays, and Turandot was never in the Scottish Opera repertoire when the band did play opera regularly, so this was new territory for them.

Performance Cast

Liù a slave girl

Chen Sue Panariello

Calaf son of Timur - the 'Unknown Prince'

Den Feng Zhao

Timur exiled King of Tartary

Toshihiko Yamaguchi

Princess Turandot daughter of Altoum

Chieko Shimohara

Ping Grand Chancellor

Susumo Matsumoto

Pang Grand Purveyor

Ken Matsuura

Pong Grand Cook

Shuichi Makikawa

Emperor Altoum

Kanichi Suzuki

Performance DatesTurandot 1999

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