|aprile 5, 2019|
|No. 1號, Sanduo 1st Road, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 830|
In 2019, a grand-scale co-production of National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and Deutsche Oper am Rhein will astonish all the audiences in Taiwan!
“It is a dream. An exotic dream mixed with romance and cruelty. And it is how most of the people might choose their perspective to interpret Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. The three-act opera seems so surrealistic that some of the scenes are not historically truthful, and the characters are in lack of convincing motif to serve the plot twists. It is sometimes incoherent, and sometimes illogically bizarre. So, it has to be a dream. Even the lyrics mention the images of “dream” and “sleep” several times on foreground. How can it, the Forbidden City (known as Violet City in Turandot) where everyone is forbidden to sleep when all of them wander in their dream, not be a dream? But, whose dream is it after all? Is it a nightmare or a sweet dream?”Director Huan-Hsiung LI