How do you pronounce Turandot?
One version is [ tir-ahn-dohh' ], although at least one promoter has pronounced it as "TURR-ann-doe".(Italian pronunciation: [turan ˈdɔt])
The cruel Princess Turandot gains her pleasure by posing three riddles to each of her suitors. The reward - Success gains her hand in marriage; Failure to answer correctly is rewarded by execution. The unidentified prince [Calaf] succeeds but offers Turandot a way out. Discover his name by morning and he will forfeit his life. Turandot tortures Calaf's faithful companion [Liu] in order to discover his name but she kills herself. This shows Turandot what…
The cast of Turandot - 2012 includes: Roberto Alagna as Calaf Marc Barrard as Ping Florian Laconi as Pong Lise Lindstrom as Turandot Virginie Maraskin as Ancelle Orchestre national de France as Themselves - Orchestre Corinne Parenti as Ancelle Michel Plasson as Himself - Direction musicale Marco Spotti as Timur