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Music by Giacomo Puccini & Franco Alfano
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni
Premiered April 25, 1926, La Scala (Milan, Italy)

Opera Colorado closes its 40th Anniversary Season on a high note with a breathtaking production of Turandot. Puccini’s fantastical tale features a magnificent chorus and the iconic tenor aria, “Nessun dorma.” Those who wish to marry the fearsome and beautiful Princess Turandot must win a deadly game of riddles. Though she has sworn never to marry, the clever Prince Calàf has a riddle of his own, which may open the door to love.

May 6, 9, 12, 14 | 2023
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat and English supertitles above the stage.

Estimated Length:  3 hours, and 15 minutes

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The 40th Anniversary Season is generously sponsored by Marcia & Dick Robinson.
Sets courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Costumes courtesy of Santa Fe Opera.


Kara Shay Thompson

Princess Turandot | Bio

Jonathan Burton

Calàf | Bio

Janai Brugger

Liù | Bio

Harold Wilson

Timur | Bio

Craig Verm

Ping | Bio

Alex Mansoori

Pang | Bio

Martin Bakari

Pong | Bio

Creative Team

Headshot of Ari Pelto

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

Sahar Nouri

Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor | Bio
Aria Umezawa Headshot

Aria Umezawa

Director | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Puccini’s Turandot

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