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Giacomo Puccini

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February 9, 12, 17 (mat.), 20, 23, 28, March 3 (mat.), 10, 15, 19 (mat), 23

  • Opening night performance begins at 7:00 pm. Evening performances begin at 8:00 pm. Matinees begin at 1:30 pm
  • Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
  • Words by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
  • Sung in Italian with English supertitles
  • Synopsis of Turandot 

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Brave men travel from all over the world to attempt to melt the heart of the beautiful ice princess, Turandot, by solving three riddles.  Answer correctly and win her eternal love; answer incorrectly and lose your head. 

Set in ancient China, come and bathe in Giacomo Puccini’s vocally extravagant final opera Turandot which features some of the composers most glorious music including the famous tenor aria “Nessun Dorma” (None shall sleep).  The Sarasota Opera premiere of Turandot will mark the largest production ever staged at Sarasota Opera. 

Gala Opening Night

February 2, 2013, 6:30pm

After many years of the Gala and Opening Night being held together on the same night, this next year we will be separating the two events.  Double your enjoyment of the Opening Night Festivities by attending both the Gala at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton on Saturday evening, February 2, 2013 and then again the following week at the opening night of Turandot on February 9, 2013.  Tickets for the gala are $250.  For more information, contact our Special Events Officer, Jennifer Simms, at (941) 366-8450, ext. 402.

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