Turandot review: Puccini's last opera lends itself to spectacular effects - Daily Express
Puccini’s final opera, unfinished at the time of his death, lends itself to spectacular effects. Sally Jacobs’s lacquer red and gilded designs are a crossover between grand opera and pantomime.
Masked dancers with red-tipped scimitars, carved juggernauts and the Emperor of China’s descent from above on a golden throne add to the eye-dazzling show.
The splendour doesn’t disguise the fact that the opera is based on a very dark fairy tale indeed: the Emperor’s daughter, avenging her murdered ancestress, condemns to death any suitor failing to answer three riddles.
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