Turandot

Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes with no interval

Marionette theatre, since the emergence of the post-romantic world, has respectfully stood still. Themes that are too important and suffered for the wooden heads and their mechanical and repetitive expressiveness. Thus the world of Puccini has always been preserved from all incursions, but how to resist the explosive charm and the countless difficulties of Turandot? Above all in the period of Expo!

The fable laced with cruelty and death has an irresistible air. Desperate unrequited love, a Prince held prisoner by the blind egoism of his passion and a haughty Princess who denies herself the joys of love. Above all a score full of light and shadow, obsessive, rich with colour, tormenting and heavy with mystery. How to resist the desire to see how the world of marionettes can stage such a work with respect and enthusiastic faith?

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 26 June to 19 July 2015 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings)
Friday and Sunday 8.30pm; Saturday 7.30pm

Turandot
adapted for marionettes by Eugenio Monti Colla
music Giacomo Puccini
musical consultant Danilo Lorenzini
directed by Eugenio Monti Colla
Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & Figli
a Associazione Grupporiani – Milan City Council - Cultura - Teatro convenzionatoproduction