CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf, captivated by Turandot's beauty, takes up the challenge, determined to win her heart or die in the attempt. Puccini's last opera, includes Nessun Dorma. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Approximate running time 2hrs 30mins
The Times (11Jan01): [Christopher Alden] s production was good when it was new six years ago – and it has consistently got better. [Anna Shafajinskaya] has the perfect Turandot voice, bright, steely, tireless, steady as a rock. She can take the pressure off and sing with melting expressiveness. She s a natural creature of the stage as well, acting the rôle with subtlety and depth. A most auspicious debut. [Dennis O Neill] is in his prime. [Juanita Lascarro] is a most appealing Liu. [Stephen Richardson] is an exceptionally accomplished Timur. Singing of this quality in combination with a really grown-up production makes Turandot a pretty shattering experience.