Turandot – Opera domani

Opera domani – 28th edition

In the 2023/2024 school year and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, Opera domani offers as the star title of its XXVIII edition Turandot, Giacomo Puccini’s opera reinterpreted and adapted for audiences aged 6 to 14 in primary and secondary schools.

Turandot. Riddles at the museum

Manifesto Opera domani - Turandot

From Turandot, Music by G. Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Directed by Andrea Bernard
Conductor Sieva Borzak
With winning singers and finalists of the latest editions of the AsLiCo Competition.
Orchestra 1813

Opera domani XXVIII edition

First performance, Como Teatro Sociale February 14, 2024
Performance duration: 70 minutes



Turandot is a fairy tale that takes us to discover a magical and grand China, where – amidst enigmas to be solved, princes of the Orient, gongs of fate, executioners and sumptuous imperial palaces – the story of the Princess with the Heart of Ice comes to life. Director Andrea Bernard chooses a museum as the setting for the story, where visitors include the young Calaf, with his father Timur and Liù. The mysterious world of Turandot materializes and reverberates among statues, fine ceramics, traditional costumes and period prints. The reading of an ancient manuscript enlivens the museum’s artworks, and visitors are catapulted into the riddles of Princess Turandot, who-with the help of Ping, Pong and Pang, three statues from the Terracotta Army-is waiting for nothing more than to find true love and be remembered forever.



The educational path prior to the performance will work on all facets of the work creating functional and developable interdisciplinary connections across all age groups involved with materials and insights differentiated between primary and secondary schools. The most fascinating theme will remain that of the ancient world of the East, which will allow connections in different disciplines and then move on to the world of museums, travel, the value of questions and the composer’s life.

Watch the trailer of the latest edition