Giacomo Puccini

GP at the Met: Turandot

Turandot in Historical Context

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924). Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on the play “Turandot” by the 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The librettists for Turandot were the playwright and journalist Giuseppe Adami, who had previously worked with Puccini on Il Tabarro and La Rondine, and Renato Simoni, who had written librettos for other composers as well.

GP at the Met: Il Trittico

Introduction

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giacomo Puccini Librettist: Giuseppe Adami, adapted from the play “La Houppelande” by Didier Gold Production: Jack O’Brien Conductor: James Levine Performers: “Il Tabarro”: Maria Guleghina (Giorgetta), Salvatore Licitra (Luigi), Juan Pons (Michele), Stephanie Blythe (Frugola), David Cangelosi (Tinca), Paul Plishka (Talpa), John Nuzzo (Song Seller), and Anne-Carolyn Bird and Tony Stevenson […]

GP at the Met: Il Trittico

Production Credits

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