The opera Turandot was composed by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni based on Turandot by Carlo Gozzi. It was first performed at Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Italy) on 1926-04-25 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Beijing.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Calaf, Timur's son (Tenor)
  • Emperor Altoum, Turandot's father (Tenor)
  • Executioner (Silent)
  • Lił, Slave girl (Soprano)
  • Mandarin (Baritone)
  • Pang, General Purveyor (Tenor)
  • Ping, Grand Chancellor (Baritone)
  • Pong, Chief Cook (Tenor)
  • Prince of Persia (Tenor)
  • Turandot (Soprano)
  • Timur, Exiled King of Tartary (Bass)

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Recordings: 423 855-2, 452 964-2

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