The Opera Makers & Ellandar Productions present


By Giacomo Puccini

“Turandot” Opera in 3 Atti e 5 Quadri
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni
© Casa Ricordi, Milano (Universal Music Publishing Group, Classics & Screen)
Directed by Becca Marriott & Iskandar Sharazuddin

Struggling with emotional connection and disenfranchisement, Calaf finds himself drawn into the digital hellscape of Turandot. Can there be a return to reality?

This radical and unnervingly relevant reinterpretation of Puccini’s last and unfinished opera explores online obsession and the spectre of a state-controlled media. Utilising cutting edge video design to draw audiences into a virtual world, a company of award-winning opera creatives and Asian diaspora artists confront this opera and its orientalist tropes head on.

Performed in Italian, this production repositions a historically problematic opera to reflect a uniquely British East & Southeast Asian narrative. Co-directed by Oliver Award nominated librettist Becca Marriott and Southeast Asian director-writer Iskandar إسكندر R. Sharazuddin this is a co-production between BESEA led Ellandar Productions and The Opera Makers for Grimeborn Festival 2023.