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Turandot at the Sydney Opera House

Where
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Joan Sutherland Theatre
When

Wednesday 12 January from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Saturday 15 January from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Wednesday 19 January from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Saturday 22 January from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Monday 24 January from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Friday 28 January from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Wednesday 2 February from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Saturday 5 February from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Saturday 12 February from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Tuesday 15 February from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Thursday 17 February from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Saturday 5 March from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Thursday 10 March from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Monday 14 March from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $79

As the moon rises, a death cry wails through imperial Peking. Torture and death mean nothing. Freedom means everything. Can the princess win her heart’s desire?

When Pavarotti sang out the top B in Puccini’s ‘Nessun dorma’ across a huge crowd at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, the world collectively held its breath. A generation of football fans were learning what opera was all about — music that can transport you to another world, another place, a place where emotion wells up inside you at the sound of a single note.

“Vincerò”, the tenor cries — “I will win! I will WIN!”

Few had seen Turandot — Puccini’s opera about a brutal princess and an impossibly brave suitor, who will make any sacrifice to win her love. How many of the millions of people who watched that broadcast suddenly had an inkling of what the power of that music can be?

Turandot is a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. ‘Nessun dorma’ is just one of its magnificent moments.

Renowned conductors Christian Badea and Leonardo Sini return to Australia to conduct.

Covid-safe information

Our performances will comply with all Public Health Orders and adhere to our epidemiologist-approved COVID-Safe Plan, including any requirement at the time of the performance that audience members be vaccinated. Full details of our COVID-Safe Plan will be published online closer to the event.

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