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A Smooth Delivery

MARIA NOCKIN was at San Diego
for Puccini's 'Turandot'

 

The original story that formed the basis for the libretto of Puccini's opera Turandot told of a Mongolian princess who insisted that any prospective husband endeavor to win a wrestling match with her. In 1710, French author François Pétis de la Croix made her into Turandot, the so-called ice princess, who ordered the beheading of prospective consorts who could not solve riddles she posed. Half a century later, Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi transformed the Pétis story into a work for the theater.

Turandot was Giacomo Puccini's last opera. He first looked at it in March 1920 when he met with librettists Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni to choose a subject for his next work...

Copyright © 6 February 2011 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

TURANDOT

SAN DIEGO OPERA

JOSEPH HU

SCOTT SIKON

EDOARDO MUELLER

SAN DIEGO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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