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Film Series - The Turandot Project

Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:00 PM
Location: Melwood Screening Room
Pittsburgh Filmmakers  
477 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh Opera Film Series: a partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Subscribers receive exclusive priority access to our popular Film Series, held on selected dates during the season. Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Filmmakers collaborate to choose films that pair with the current season's operas...sometimes in surprising ways! 

Poster for the movie The Turandot Project


Our film pairing for Turandot is The Turandot Project.

In May of 1997, conductor Zubin Mehta and director Zhang Yimou collaborate on a production of Turnadot in Florence. One year later, they bring the piece to Beijing, China. This documentary focuses on the elaborate piece, staged in its actual surroundings in the Forbidden City for nine historic performances. The many challenges and amazing artistic achievements are central in this film. 

(2000) MPAA Rating: Unrated. 

87 minutes. In English, Italian, and Chinese with English subtitles. 


6:45 PM • Doors open
7:00 PM • Informal Reception for subscribers and their guests
7:30 PM • Film screening begins in the Melwood Screening Room

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP by Friday, March 4 at 4:00 PM to Sue Solito, 412-281-0912, ext. 0 (zero).