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Peter McClintock in Puccini: Turandot (San Francisco Opera)

Puccini: Turandot (San Francisco Opera)

1994 NR

Donald Runnicles directs the San Francisco Opera in this lavish production of Giacomo Puccini's final masterpiece, which was left unfinished upon his death and was later completed by Franco Alfano. Declaring himself a suitor of the beautiful Princess Turandot (Eva Marton), the son of a conquered king (Michael Sylvester) must correctly answer three troublesome riddles. According to tradition, if he fails, it will mean his death.