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Turandot on ice, now with more breakdancing!

Those slackers among you who were not in attendance for Sunday’s chat/viewing of the Bayerische Staatsoper Turandot now have the chance to get up to speed with this wild, weird and wacky Fura dels Baus production, after the jump.

55 comments

  • Well, the fucking video was removed. Did anyone download it?

  • willym says:

    Fura dels Baus do some fun things -- the Grande Macabre we saw in Rome with singers being expelled from the mouth, nipples, crotch and anus of a gigantic revolving woman was perhaps a not unworthy expression of Ligeti’s opera -- even some of the rather bizarre Bollywood-meets-Lord of the Rings-meets-Leonardo Da Vinci-meets Kiki and her Dolphins from the Lido de Paris Tannhauser at Scala was of interested. But and you just knew there was a but didn’t you? the actual stage direction was often of the old line-up, face the conductor, arms and lungs wide open school of opera acting. Motivation -- bah what motivation look at the slick projections and the floating bodies! Oh look there’s more floating bodies!!!

    Funny but a little stale after two productions -- what must it be like after four or five?

  • Agnese di Cervia says:

    Nuria Espert directed a Turandot ending in suicide

    • Agnese di Cervia says:

      I always though that this was the way to end the opera, long before Nuria came with the idea. It is absurd (for me)that such a bitch ends blissfully in love and living happy without remorse.

  • m. croche says:

    ?a href=”http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/lh3Db6lUd6Q”>Turandot, as seen from Beijing.

  • Bianca Castafiore says:

    An unusually girlish Turandot from the National Opera of Korea, Hye-Youn Seo. The tenor is Dongwon Shin.

  • DharmaBray says:

    The ENO Rupert Goold Turandot set in and around a Chinese restaurant, complete with dancing Elvis and drug f#$%ed Liu from 2009 remains my fave for the time being.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Quite a different Turandot and rare to find on video:

  • anotherjj says:

    Any notice that in this production, Liu doesn’t get to off herself….instead she is basically executed by getting a bamboo pole rammed up her ass and out through the top of her head…….