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Three riddles, to which a nameless prince finds the right answers: hope, blood and Turandot. And three characters who reveal the meaning of Puccini's melodrama: Calaf, Liù and Turandot.

Just 20 years ago (7 October 1999), the Liceu reopened after the fire with a performance of Turandot. Now the “ice princess” returns to the opera house on the Rambla. She is  embodied in the first cast by the great Iréne Theorin, and by Lise Lindstrom, making her Liceu debut, in the second. Other members of the five-star line-up are Jorge de León, Gregory Kunde, Ermonela Jaho and Anita Hartig.

Puccini's last opera (completed after his death by Franco Alfano) was first performed at the Scala in Milan in 1926. Video artist Franc Aleu has chosen it for his first venture as stage director.

The visually fascinating sets and spectacular costumes of Aleu's production, in which light plays a key role, further accentuate the many ground-breaking aspects of this opera of the late Verismo school.


Lyric drama in three acts consisting of five scenes. Libretto by G. Adami, R. Simoni and F. Alfano. World premiere: 25/04/1926 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. First Barcelona performance: 30/12/1928  at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 31/07/2009. Number of Liceu performances: 71.

Artistic profile

Josep Pons
Stage director and video
Franc Aleu
Susana Gómez
Set design
Carles Berga and Franc Aleu
Chu Uroz
José Vaaliña
Lighting design
Marco Filibeck
3d art
Nil Estany, Martina Ampuero and Romà Hereter
Stage Director Assistant
Salva Bolta
Costumes Assistant
Joana Poulastrou
Lighting Assistant
Oscar Frosio
Set Construction
Delfini Group S.R.L.
Costumes Confection
Pachuco, Txu, S.L.
Eyesberg studio
Robots Universal
Robots Integration
Iberfluid Systems
VR App Developer
Giuseppe Morittu
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia
Cor Vivaldi
Children’s chorus director
Òscar Boada
Kai Gleusteen
Musical Director Assistant
Josep Gil
Musical Assistants
Véronique Werklé, Vanessa García, Jaume Tribó and David-Huy Nguyen-Phung


Princess TurandotLise Lindstrom
Emperor AltoumChris Merritt
TimurAnte Jerkunica
CalafGregory Kunde
LiùAnita Hartig
PingToni Marsol
PangFrancisco Vas
PongMikeldi Atxalandabaso
A MandarinMichael Borth
Prince of Persia's VoiceEmili Rosés
MaidsMariel Fontes and Yordanka León

October 2019


First act 33m
Pause 5m
Second act 46m
Interval 30m
Third act 40m

Approximate running time 2h 40m