Turandot performed during 2010 Guangzhou Opera House inauguration
Turandot, was performed during Guangzhou Opera House’s inauguration, which received an investment of over 10 million yuan. The opera has been locally made after getting its copyright from Spain’s Valencia Opera House. Directed by Lorin Maazel and gathering the world’s leading artists, the show was performed on May 6 - 9, 2010 at Guangzhou Opera House. It attracted a huge audience and was a grand success.
The performance helped fill the blank of the fully staged opera market in South China. In the past, due to not having the correct venue requirements, Guangzhou could only put on concert-style operas.
Guangzhou Opera House built its professional opera producing team, creating its own mode and stepping up its ability in producing quality operas.
Time: Four shows on May 6 - 9, 2010.
Average seat occupancy rate: 89 percent
Creator and performing team: Spain’s Valencia Opera House
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Executive director: Shahar Stroh
Soprano: Irene Theorin/Anna Shafajinskaia/Sylvie Valayre played the role of “Turandot”
Tenor: Richard Margison/ Francesco Hong played the role of “Calaf”
Soprano: Alexia Voulgaridou/Cristina Gallardo-Domas played the role of “Liu”
Male bass singer: Tian Haojiang played the role of “Timur”
Orchestra: Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra
Chorus: Shanghai Opera House Chorus/Guangzhou Opera Society