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Following the huge success of their Ring Cycle, Opera North return with Puccini’s overwhelmingly powerful final opera, Turandot. Conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong in a new concert staging.
In ancient Beijing, Princess Turandot decrees that she will marry the prince who can solve three riddles. Those who fail are put to death. Prince Calaf, dazzled by her beauty, determines to win her despite the pleas of the servant girl Liu who is secretly in love with him.
Puccini’s final opera includes music of overwhelming power, including Calaf’s celebrated Nessun Dorma. Following in the wake of its world-beating Ring Cycle, Turandot is the latest in Opera North’s acclaimed series of concert stagings of epic operas.
Turandot Orla Boylan
Calaf Rafael Rojas
Timur Alastair Miles
Emperor Altoum Bonaventura Bottone
Liù Sunyoung Seo
Ping Gavan Ring
Pang Joseph Shovelton
Pong Nicholas Watts
Conductor Sir Richard Armstrong
Lasts approximately 2 hours 15 mins
Sung in Italian with English titles
Join us for a pre-show dinner, to be served on Sage Gateshead’s Concourse.
Menu info and booking details here.
‘magnificent… first-rate cast… a complete triumph’
‘If you have to do Turandot… do it like this… ‘
The Reviews Hub
‘talented cast gives a stellar performance’
‘Puccini was performed to perfection… a fresh perspective’
Bar 5 for Under 30s
If you are under 30 our Bar 5 scheme entitles you to a ticket on selected performances for just £5 plus a FREE bottle of Heineken. Find out more.
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Dine With Us
Complete your Sage Gateshead experience by booking a pre-show dinner. Our Brasserie and Cafe are always open on concert evenings (and afternoons!), and we have some delicious dinner options on offer to accompany your concert package.
You can add a dining voucher to your ticket order, or click here to book if you already have your tickets.
Take the Bus!
Catch the bus to selected concerts at Sage Gateshead, at just £8 return. Buses run from:
HEXHAM via Chollerford, Wall, Acomb, Eastwood and Corbridge
ALNWICK via Amble, Warkworth, Felton, Morpeth, Wideopen and Gosforth
CARLISLE via Brampton
TEESSIDE via Guisborough, Great Ayton, Stokesley, Coulby Newham
You can book your bus online by adding it to your ticket order, or alternatively call 0191 443 4661 if you have already purchased tickets.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.
We welcome visiting orchestras (and one opera company!) from near and far, to perform for you in Sage One.
We’re excited to announce details for the 2016/17 Classical Season! Highlights include… Lars Vogt performing all 5 Beethoven Piano Concertos with RNS; 5 visiting orchestras including St Petersburg Philharmonic, and a brand new series of children’s concerts CLASSICS 4...