Giacomo Puccini‚Äôs Turandot with the third act completed by Luciano Berio in 2001 was performed at the La Scala theatre on May 1st to mark the opening of the world fair ¬ęExpo Milano 2015¬Ľ.
The opera features an exceptional cast conducted by Riccardo Chailly and stage directed by with Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Seven more performances follow on May 5, 8, 12, 15, 17, 20 and 23.
We wish to mark this extraordinary event with a collection of documents and interviews given by Luciano Berio between 2001 and 2002, in which the composer describes and explains the genesis and the conception of his rewriting of Turandot‚Äôs finale. The documents include a facsimile selection of autograph manuscripts and a link to an audio file of Berio‚Äôs finale recorded in 2003 for Decca with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly.
For the documents on Berio‚Äôs completion of Turandot click here.