Online Learning

Turandot’s Characters and Story

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Cast of Characters: Princess Turandot soprano The Emperor Altoum, her father tenor Timur, the dispossessed King of Tartary bass Calàf, his son tenor Liù, a young slave-girl soprano Ping, Grand Chancellor (Mask) Baritone Pang, General Purveyor (Mask) Tenor Pong, Chief Cook (Mask) Tenor A Mandarin Baritone The Prince of Persia silent role The…

Puccini’s Musical Style

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Puccini’s work is viewed by historians as the culmination of the Italian bel canto tradition, a line that goes back to the works of 19th-century opera composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.  Although viewed as Verdi’s true successor, Puccini’s operas are infused with German and…