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Turandot.

Looking backwards to José Cura's debut in the role in Verona in 2003 (and the follow-up in 2005)

Looking forward to José Cura's production and star turn in Liège in 2016.

We continue our review of Nessun dorma over the years--we have one video, from the Turin 2006 production.

And in a little bit of a throwback to the Munich Concert in 2003, we have added jus5t a fewphotos from that fabulous evening.

 

No update for the next couple of weeks.  We're off to Europe. 

 

 


Cura's Own Turandot

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets

Tickets Now Available

By Phone:  Ticket Hotline:  +32(0) 4 221 47 22

Ticket URL:  Click Here

Home Page:  Click Here

 

 

 

Turandot

Season : 

2016-2017

Length : 

2:40

Song language : 

Italian

Conductor : 

Paolo Arrivabeni

Director : 

José Cura

Choirmaster : 

Pierre Iodice

 

Cast:

Turandot: Tiziana CARUSO *
Calaf: José CURA
Liù: Heather ENGEBRETSON
Timur: Luca DALL’AMICO *
Emperor Altoum: Gianni MONGIARDINO *
Ping: Patrick DELCOUR
Pong: Papuna TCHURADZE
Prince of Persia: Papuna TCHURADZE
Pang: Xavier ROUILLON
Le Mandarin: Roger JOAKIM

 

Number of performances : 

6

Dates : 

Fri, 23/09/2016 to Tue, 04/10/2016

In a legendary and cruel Orient, prince Calaf is hiding in Peking. He falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful and unattainable enemy princess, Turandot. In order to win her, he must put his life on the line and answer three riddles. His father Timur and the young slave Liù, captives of the formidable princess, attempt in vain to dissuade him...

A spectacular work, Turandot is a synthesis of Puccini’s art. The superb melodies, led by the famous Nessun dorma are woven into the dramatic fabric with an exceptional force that will be carried to the peak of emotion by Tiziana Caruso, Heather Engebretson and the tenor José Cura, whom we are delighted to welcome back onto our stage.

José Cura, a consummate artist, also puts his name to the production and scenery, as he did with brio previously during the recent Liège performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. No doubt that Paolo Arrivabeni will galvanize the Orchestra, the Choirs and the Mastery for a season opening you don't want to miss.

  

José Cura

According to me, a modern interpretation comes from how you make all the characters live, from the main protagonist to the last artist of the choir. - José Cura

  • First Name : José
  • Last Name : Cura
  • Title : Artist

Biography

World-famous for his intense and original interpretations of opera characters, as well as for his unconventional and innovative concert performances, José Cura is a familiar name atop marquees at the most prestigious theaters in the world.

Blessed with a mesmerizing stage presence, José Cura joined numerous telecasts of opera and concert productions from venues worldwide.

In 2007 José Cura designed and stage directed the world premiére of La commedia è finita, a meta-show of opera which huge success marked the beginning of yet another facet in the career of this extraordinarily eclectic artist.

The unanimous plaudits of both audience and critics for the stage direction of Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila in occasion of the Badisches Staatstheater's season opening, has sealed his prestige as a director.

But Cura is much more than an operatic star: he is a trained composer and conductor, a brilliant performer, a natural showman determined to use the best music to engage, entertain, and educate.

 

 

 


 

Nessun dorma - 2006 Turin

 

Turandot in Turin

Click on photos to watch

 

 

 

 

 

Turandot  - Verona

 

Arena di Verona

2003 and 2005

Role Debut

 

 

 

Production Photos

 

   
   

 

   
   

 

   

 

   
   

 

 

 

   
   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Throwback -  Random Photos from José Cura's Career

Munich, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Performances

 

 

https://www.semperoper.de/spielplan/stuecke/stid/Tosca/53655.html

 


 

Cura in Concert - Saarbrucken

Matinee

6 November

 

 

https://www.ccsaar.de/en/Events/3228-2-Matine

 


 

Cura in Concert  - Luxemburg

7 November

 

Tickets

Tickets go on sale 7 October 2016

Concert Page:  Click Here

 

 

 

Click on advert for more information.

Tickets go on sale 7 October 2016

 


 

The Bohemians Return to Stockholm!

“A roaring success…” – Financial Times

 

“Imaginative, with good humor and a lot of charm….” SvD

 

     “Nordic Bohemians convinces…”  SvD

 

 

 

 

Watch the original cast and José Cura discuss the opera and production

 

 


 

 

First Wagner - February 2017

Sung in French

 

Tickets

General Population Tickets go on sale in September

Info Page:  Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

José Cura is Peter Grimes

Bonn - May - July 2017

A José Cura Production

(note:  José Cura will not perform the title role in June performances)

 

 

Tickets Now Available

Info Page:  Click Here

Web Site appears to be in German only

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

Calendar 2016

Month

Dates

Work

Theater

City

 January

7, 10, 17

Otello

Hessisches Staatstheater

www.staatstheater-wiesbaden.de

Wiesbaden

January

21, 26, 29

Otello

Gran Teatro del Liceu  

http://www.liceubarcelona.cat/

Barcelona

February

1

Otello

Gran Teatro del Liceu  

http://www.liceubarcelona.cat/

Barcelona

 February

10 & 11

Concert:  Symphonic

Smetana Hall Municipal House

www.fok.cz        www.obecnidum.cz

Prague

 March

 11 & 12

 Concert:  Symphonic (includes Magnificat by Bach and Cura)

St. Nicholas Cathedral

www.jihoceskedivadlo.cz

České Budějovice

March

19, 27

 Otello

 Grosses Festspielhaus

https://www.osterfestspiele-salzburg.at/en/start.html

Salzburg

March

23, 26

Pagliacci

Deutsche Opera

www.deutscheoperberlin.de

Berlin

April

23

Otello in Concert / Cura conducts

AUDI Arena

www.gyfz.hu            www.audiarena.hu

Györ

June

4, 9, 12, 15, & 24

Fanciulla del west

Hamburgische Staatsoper GmbH 

www.staatsoper-hamburg.de

 Hamburg

July

6

Otello

  Cankarjev dom (cultural and congress centre)

 http://www.ljubljanafestival.si/en/

Ljubljana

July

10

Symphonic Concert

 Saint Blaise's Church

http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/

Dubrovnik

July

11

Gala Concert

 Saint Blaise's Church (outside)

http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/

Dubrovnik

July

13

Exhibit / Signing - Esponténeas

 Sponza Palace (Atrium)

 http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr/

Dubrovnik

September

23, 25, 27 & 29

Turandot

Opera royal de Wallonie 

www.operaliege.be

Liège

October

1 & 4

Turandot

Opera royal de Wallonie 

www.operaliege.be

Liège

October

19 & 20

Concert

Smetana Hall Municipal House

www.fok.cz        www.obecnidum.cz

Prague

October

23, 26, 30

Tosca

Semperoper

https://www.semperoper.de/en.html

Dresden

November

6

Concert (LatinAmerican Music)

Congresshalle (matinee)

https://www.ccsaar.de/en/Events/3228-2-Matine

Saarbrucken

November

7

Concert (LatinAmerican Music)

Portzamparc's Philharmonie Grand Salon

www.philharmonie.lu/

Luxemburg

November

27 & 30

Fanciulla del west

Wiener Staatsoper 

www.wiener-staatsoper.at

Vienna

December

3 & 6

Fanciulla del west

Wiener Staatsoper 

www.wiener-staatsoper.at

Vienna

December

7 & 8

Concert: Symphonic (conductor)

Smetana Hall Municipal House

www.fok.cz        www.obecnidum.cz

Prague

December

17

Concert: Symphonic (conductor)

 Auditori Enric Granados

Lleida

 

Calendar 2017

 

Month

Dates

Work

Theater

City

January

28, 31

La Bohème (production)

RSO

http://www.operan.se/in-english/

Stockholm

February

4, 7, 10, 16, 19

La Bohème (production)

RSO

http://www.operan.se/in-english/

Stockholm

 February

19, 22, 25, 28

Tannhäuser

Salle Garnier Opera de Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

 March

8, 9

Concert:  Symphonic

(Ecco Homo)

Smetana Hall Municipal House

www.fok.cz        www.obecnidum.cz

Prague

 May

7, 10, 13, 26 

Peter Grimes

Theater Bonn

Bonn

June

3, 7, 9, 12, 14

La Bohème (production)

RSO

http://www.operan.se/in-english/

Stockholm

June

16, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

Otello

Opera royal de Wallonie 

www.operaliege.be

Liege

July

8, 15 

Peter Grimes

Theater Bonn

Bonn

 October

4, 5

Concert:  Symphonic

Smetana Hall Municipal House

www.fok.cz        www.obecnidum.cz

Prague

 December

13, 14

Concert:  Symphonic

Smetana Hall Municipal House

www.fok.cz        www.obecnidum.cz

Prague

 

Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Find Cura on Wikipedia!

 

Want to know more about José Cura?  Check out his Wikipedia page (click on the photo and find out such neat things as.....

  • Full name:  José Luis Victor Cura Gómez
  • First starring role:  Bibalo's Signorina Julia, Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste, Italy, 1993
     
  • First performance in US:  Giordano's Fedora, Chicago Lyric, USA, 1994

 

 

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Last Updated:  Sunday, September 18, 2016  © Copyright: Kira