In the best tradition: Hungarian State Opera’s glossy Turandot

Puccini: Turandot

Erkel Theatre, Budapest, 30th January 2016

Traditional does not have to mean tired. This production of Puccini’s Turandot is a happy medium between drastic re-imaginings of opera plots and literal stagings that follow every comma in the libretto. Although none of the individual performances touched greatness, conductor János Kovács kneaded them all together into fast-paced theatre with grand flourishes.

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Turandot at Hungarian State Opera © Attila Nagy

Full review on Bachtrack.

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