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16 Jan

Puccini’s Turandot to be given in Christian von Götz director’s cut on January 18

Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot is on stage of the Odessa Opera in the director’s cut by Christian von Götz on January 18. We would like to note that there are two Turandot productions living side by side in the Odessa Opera repertoire. The other production was put on stage by Stanislav Gaudasinsky, People’s Artist of Russia.

Aleksandru Samoile, People’s Artist of the Republic of Moldova, Principal Conductor of the Odessa Opera leads the Saturday performance. 

 

The performance features Tatiana Zakharchuk, Honored Artist of Ukraine as Turandot, Konstantin Andreev as Calàf, Julia Tereshchuk as Liù, Ruslan Zinevich as Pang, Vladimir Murashchenko as Ping, Andrey Perfilov as Pong, Igor Tsarkov as Timur and other soloists, the Odessa Opera chorus, ballet and orchestra.

Taisia Shafranskaya debuts as one of Turandot’s handmaids (together with Irina Oleksiv).

The performance starts at 6:30 pm. 

Turandot is the last work by Giacomo Puccini (the composer died of cancer in 1924). The opera is considered to be the most complicated of all Puccini’s operas and the two lead parts can be performed only by outstanding voices. However, a musicologist Abraham Gosenpud writes that “the masterpiece is an encyclopedia of musical expertise in all its appealing melodic lines, bright and fresh harmonies, brilliant orchestration, drama, lavishness of drama in music”.

The opera Turandot in the director’s cut by Christian von Gotz (Germany) was premiered in the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre on May22, 2010.