In ancient Beijing, the beautiful Princess Turandot vows that no man will ever marry her — seeking to avenge an ancestress who was brutally mistreated by a foreign prince, years ago. All who wish to marry her are given three riddles, and all who fail to answer are put to death.
To Turandot’s horror, Calaf, a deposed prince in hiding, survives the challenges and wins the right to wed her. Calaf decides to give the Princess one way out: if she can discover his name by the morning, she can execute him. Will Calaf’s true identity be learned, and what price will be paid for secrecy? Come see this wonderful performance presented by New Orleans Opera.