TURANDOT - IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY

By Zhang YIMOU

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Musical - Completed 1998

Turandot is a Chinese fairy-tale telling the love story of prince Calaf for the beautiful yet cruel princess Turandot. Seeking to marry her Calaf must first answer Turandot’s three riddles ...

    • Year of production
    • 1998
    • Genres
    • Musical
    • Countries
    • CHINA, GERMANY
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zhang YIMOU
    • Writer(s)
    • Giacomo PUCCINI
    • Synopsis
    • A fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration. In 1997 renowned conductor Zubin Mehta and celebrated Chinese film director Zhang Yimou (RAISE THE RED LANTERN) joined forces on a production of Puccini’s opera Turandot in the Forbidden City of Beijing. The production was an undertaking on an epic scale with enormous sets, breathtaking hand-sewn Ming Dynasty costumes and hundreds of soldiers posing as extras.
      Also available:«Turandot - In The Forbidden City - The Making Of» (30’)
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