Milano / Sunday 22 September 2024
Puccini, Music, the World

Piccolo Teatro Strehler / at 04:00 PM

The Ice Princess
Based on Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot

Opera reduction by Enrico Minaglia

Featuring 100 Elementary School Students
Scuola Primaria IC Cavalieri - Milano
Scuola Primaria IC Montessori - Bollate

Students Orchestra from the Conservatories of Torino and Milano
Roxana Herrera Diaz, soprano, Turandot
Olha Smokolina, soprano, Liù
Alfonso Zambuto, tenor, Calaf
Chiara Casalbuoni, narrator
Giuseppe La Malfa, conductor

Actors from the Venti Lucenti collective
Manu Lalli director, stage directions and costumes

The story we’re about to tell you is an old one, yet this evening it comes back to life, as real as it ever was. It is the tale of a beautiful princess, Turandot – a frightened young woman who hid behind her own words. Indeed, she’d turned those words into a fortress, a prison. Turandot had no more joy in life, and was now known as the Ice Princess. She has become cruel and mysterious. Her life is devoid of hope, passion and love. She is hard, sparkling and cold – like ice. Many princes have tried to solve her riddle, yet till now none of them have grasped the true meaning of her words. They were punished for their longing for glory and thirst for conquest, and would never win Turandot’s cold heart – their illusions turned out to be a trap, and they wound up losing their heads. There seemed to be no man that could melt the ice, until...

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