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Turandot, de G. Puccini - SOLD OUT
From 13 September to 15 September 2024
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    You will lead the life of a prince in Venice. In St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace is one of the architectural wonders of the world with its frescoes by Veronese and Tintoretto. Among the treasures of the Serenissima, La Ca’ d’Oro (the “Golden House”) is one of the most dazzling palaces in the city. Equally noteworthy is the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, which stands out for its famous spiral staircase. As for the superb Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, it houses a magnificent collection of modern art.

     

    At the Teatro della Fenice, a temple of the operatic repertoire if ever there was one, you will enjoy a performance of Turandot, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Puccini’s death. The terrible Empress of China will be played by the fascinating Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri, while Fabio Sartori paints a sensitive portrait of Kalaf’s character. Praised by the Italian press, Cecilia Ligero‘s staging is a visual splendour.

    You will live the life of a prince in Venice!
    The program
    Turandot, by G. Puccini
    April 20, 2024
    Saturday, September 14 - Venice

    At 7 p.m., at Teatro La Fenice:

     

    TURANDOT, by G. Puccini

     

    Orchestra and chorus of Teatro La Fenice

    Francesco Ivan Ciampa: Conductor

    Cécilia Ligero: Director

     

    José Maria Siri: Turandot

    Michele Pertusi: Timur

    Fabio Sartori: Kalaf

    Selene Zanetti:  Liù

    Simone Alberghini: Ping

    Paolo Antognetti: Pong

    Valentino Buzza: Pang

    Armando Gabba: Mandarin

     

    Like Mozart’s Requiem, Turandot is one of the most mythical unfinished works in the repertoire. 2024 will see the hundredth anniversary of Puccini’s death, because while the Italian composer was unable to complete the final scene entirely, his last opera Turandot had a famous posthumous premiere.

     

    It is April 25, 1926 at La Scala in Milan. The legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini leads the performance until the middle of the third act, when he turns to the audience and says, “The performance ends here, since this is where the Master died”. Since then, first Franco Alfano and then Luciano Berio have reconstructed the last scene that was missing, and almost a century later, Turandot has established itself as one of the major operas of the Italian repertoire, with its sumptuous orchestration and arias as famous as “E lucevan le stelle”.

     

    In the setting of La Fenice, Cecilia Ligero‘s staging was praised for its plastic beauty and dramatic force. Far from being just a cold and distant princess, Turandot appears as the authentic tragic character of the story. In this role with overwhelming demands, the Uruguayan Maria José Siri sets the stage ablaze. Under the direction of Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Fabio Sartori and Selene Zanetti form the most moving of the Kalaf-Liu couple.

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    LE NOLINSKI VENEZIA (*****)

    A few canals from San Marco and La Fenice, the Nolinski Venezia stands out for its majestic façade adorned with chimeras, daughters of Poseidon. Here we enter into Venetian history through its former Bourse du Commerce. Art Nouveau, Stile Liberty and Modernism mingle in a harmony sublimated by the interior designers Le Coadic Scotto.

    SATURNIA (****)

    A stone’s throw from La Fenice and St. Mark’s Square, the Hotel Saturnia (****) is the ideal address for music lovers wishing to live an authentic experience in the heart of Venice. From the helpful and discreet staff to the gondoliers nearby, everything works together to make your stay unforgettable.

    PRICES
    PRICE PER PERSON

    Nolinski Venezia ***** :

    Classic double room package : €2,145 pp

    Classic double room for single use package: €3,677 pp

     

    Saturnia **** :

    Superior double room package : €895 pp

    Superior double room for single use package: €1,304 pp

     

    Junior Suite package : €931 pp

    Junior Suite for single use : €1,419 pp

     

    The price for this trip includes : double room accommodation with breakfast for 2 nights from the 13th to the 15th of September  2024 • tourist tax • first-category ticket • repatriation assistance.

     

     

    The price for this trip does not include : extras • flight transport • airport transfers

     

     

    Individual trip.

     

    Transport and airport transfers on demand.

     

     

    The program and prices communicated are subject to changes made by La Fenice or by governmental decision, due to possible health restrictions.

     

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    Sophie Chaudru de Raynal
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