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Edmonton Opera’s Turandot Triumphs as a Western Paean to Mythic China

by Sarah Haeubl Edmonton Opera’s 2016-2017 season kicks off this week with the formidable Turandot, Giacomo Puccini’s final masterpiece. Completed after Puccini’s death by Franco Alfano and premiered before Italian audiences in 1926, Turandot exists in the modern world as something of a paradox, with timeless musical appeal and universal themes, but an aesthetic that is clearly a product of its time, and the Orientalist … Continue reading Edmonton Opera’s Turandot Triumphs as a Western Paean to Mythic China