Your Guide to Puccini's TurandotBy COC StaffPosted in 1920
Turandot’s subject matter was a departure for Puccini, who had spent almost the entirety of his career writing operas rooted in realism — La Bohème, for example, is about penniless artists trying to make it in Paris; Tosca is a thriller about an opera singer caught in a game of cat-and-mouse during the French Revolutionary Wars. But with Turandot, Puccini took a decisive turn away from stories about real people in specific places and entered a realm of the fantastical.
Meet the 2019/2020 Ensemble StudioBy COC StaffPosted in Ensemble Studio
The start of the 2019/2020 season means the start for a new group of Ensemble Studio artists! Get to know each of our nine artists and learn what inspires them, both on and off the stage.
The Turandot ProblemBy Richard LeePosted in 1920
How do we watch and listen (and hopefully enjoy) Puccini’s Turandot in 2019?
It is a challenge to our sensibilities because the work comes from a vastly different historical moment than our own.
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