Monday, December 15, 2014

Music Review: Puccini's Turandot

Date: 13 December 2014
Performers: Kingman Lo (director), Opera Society of HK, HK Virtuosi
Rating: *** (3 out of 5)

In the last month of 2014, the Opera Society of Hong Kong teamed up with Hong Kong Virtuosi to stage four performances of Puccini’s Turandot. This run of the opera was more unusual than most – the matinees on December 13th and 14th featured an alternate ending written in 2001 by contemporary Italian composer Luciano Berio. Opera lovers who are accustomed to the original ending by Franco Alfano – who completed Puccini’s unfinished score after his untimely death – were eager to find out how Berio’s new finale measured up.

Puccini's Turandot by Opera Society of HK


Read the rest of this review on TimeOut HK.

As published on TimeOut HK

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