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The Hong Kong Ballet - Turandot

Programme Details

16-18. 3. 2012         7:30PM
17-18. 3. 2012         2:30PM

Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

$1000 (VIP), $580, $380, $200, $100, $50

Tickets are now available at URBTIX

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries:
2105 9724 / marketing@hkballet.com

Suitable for age 6 and above

Choreography: Natalie Weir
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Set & Costume Design: Bill Haycock
Lighting Design: Kim Lee

More about the show

Turandot Promotional Image
Dancers: Wu Fei-fei, Zhang Yao
Photography: Kim Hoo So

Turandot Promotional Image
Dancer: Wu Fei-fei
Photography: Kim Hoo So

Turandot Stage Photo
Dancers: Jin Yao, William Lin

Photography: Conrad Dy-Liacco

Turandot Stage Photo
Photography: Siu Wang-Ngai



 

Turandot

 

 

A Love to Die For

Australian choreographer Natalie Weir has adapted this opera of power, lust and revenge into a visually stunning ballet. Accompanied by Puccini’s original music, the dazzling spectacle of Turandot has the power to intrigue and beguile audiences.

Turandot is a princess with a glittering heart of ice who has for many years shunned the attention of men. Any man wishing to wed the Princess must successfully answer the three riddles she sets, and if they fail, they must die. Her coldness does nothing to deter her suitors, even though many have been ritually executed. Prince Calaf returns to the city from exile and falls in love with Turandot at first sight. In turn, he is adored from afar by Liu, his father’s loyal servant girl. The complicated emotions aroused by this trio of protagonists inspire a deep reflection on the nature of true love.

The Composer & Turandot
Giacomo Puccini (1958 – 1924) wrote some of the world’s best-known operas, including Madama Butterfly, Tosca and La Bohème. Puccini died of throat cancer, leaving his final work Turandot unfinished. Since its première in 1926, the opera has become known for its opulent sets, dramatic aesthetic and beguiling trio of protagonists, and for the tenor aria in the final act, Nessun Dorma, which is perhaps the most famous aria of all time. In recent years the opera has been adapted by many renowned artists, including filmmakers Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou.

 

Turandot - Behind the Scenes

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PROGRAMME PLUS!

A Preview of Turandot  

Date: 6. 3. 2012(TUESDAY) 
Time: 7:30PM-8:45PM
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Find out more about the powerful emotions and motivations behind this visually-striking ballet. Artistic Director Madeleine Onne will guide you through an introduction to this oriental fairytale, created especially for the Company. Australian choreographer Natalie Weir will talk about her creative process, and about what inspired her to create this ballet. There will also be a preview performed by the Company’s dancers.

Conducted in English.
Free admission. Limited audience capacity, advance registration required.

Registration & Enquiries 2105 9724 / marketing@hkballet.com

 

Pre-performance Talk

Date: 16. 3. 2012 (FRIDAY) 
Time: 6:50PM
Venue: Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Choreographer Natalie Weir will chat about the context and unique characteristics of this ballet so as to help you to understand and enjoy the performance.

The programme is about 20 minutes long.
Free admission with Turandot tickets. Conducted in English with Cantonese translation.

Discounts*:

50% off -

Full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities (Limited tickets for students available on a first-come, first-serve basis)

10% off -

Friends of Hong Kong Ballet

10% off -

Friends of Chung Ying, Zuni's Friend, CCDC Dance Generation Premium members, HKPO Club Bravo members, Friends of HKCO and Friends of HKDC(First two tickets)

 

*None of the above discount is applicable to VIP tickets and $ 50 tickets.
*Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discounts for each purchase.
  • Audiences are advised to arrive punctually
  • Late-comers will not be admitted until a suitable break or the intermission
  • The presenter reserves the right to alter programme and artists
 


 

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The Hong Kong Ballet is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The Hong Kong Ballet is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

  

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