Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Archival recording: Puccini's 'Turandot' wuth Wilson, Galouzine and Martinez from Houston
Puccini's 'Turandot' is an opera in three acts, completed by Franco Alfano, set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. The opera's story is set in China and involves Prince Calàf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Calàf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die.
Performers: Turandot: Jennifer Wilson. Liù: Ana Maria Martinez. Calaf: Vladimir Galouzine. Ping: Chen-Ye Yuan. Pang: Arturo Chacón-Cruz. Pong: Nicholas Phan. Timur: Oren Gradus.
Houston Grand Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Patrick Summers.
Recorded in 2004.