Turandot is a veritable riot of color. Everything in this production from the sets to the costumes are richly detailed and beautifully designed. The music is just as rich, with a large chorus and full orchestra supporting the main cast - all incredibly talented voices I recognized from previous shows.
I found the characterizations and the second half of the story to be a little thin, but I think most of that can be attributed to Puccini's untimely death before completing the opera. The performances, as always, left little room for complaint.
I spent most of the show drooling over the costumes and sets, and I am embarrassed to say I did not get much quality sketching done. Here it is, anyway:
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Turandot is definitely a fabulous and fitting finale to this season at the Minnesota Opera. Do go and enjoy it while it's running.