Film Series - The Turandot Project
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Location: Melwood Screening Room
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!
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).