It is a game of life and death initiated by the aloof Princess Turandot: Each applicant for her hand has to solve three puzzles. If he cannot do that, he will be executed. And no prince has yet been able to win them. But Prince Kalaf, unknown in the kingdom of Turandot, wants to dare at all costs. As he solves the riddle and demands his "price", he meets a frightened woman who refuses to accept the stranger - and now the princess is tormented because she has to find out the prince's name in order to keep her freedom. Giacomo Puccini's last opera remained unfinished and was premiered as a fragment in 1926; a multi-layered work of sound art of great emotional force, musical blaze of color and unique in its musical coloring, borrowed from Chinese melodies.
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