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Monday, April 17, 2023



RHUMBELOW CLASSICS CINEMA - ON THE BIG SCREEN will present The Royal Opera’s production of Turandot (Live Streamed: Wednesday 22 March 2023)

The film will be screened at Rhumbelow Theatre on Sunday, April 23 (2023) at 14h00. (Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Roland Stansell, who runs the Rhumbelow Theatre says: “Welcome to the Royal Opera House Season 2022/2023, these presentations are LIVE STREAMED EVENTS, with intervals, starring some of the world’s top performers. They are also recorded for venues such as The Rhumbelow Theatre and we are proud to bring you this series of Cinema experiences, as we endeavour to provide entertainment to appeal to everyone.”


Language:  Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (including two intervals)

Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni

Director: Andrei Serban

Designer: Sally Jacobs

Lighting designer: F. Mitchell Dana

Choreographer: Kate Flatt

Conducted by: Antonio Pappano

Princess Turandot: Anna Pirozzi

Calaf: Yonghoon Lee

Liù: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Timur: Vitalij Kowaljow

With the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all?

Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels (featuring the famous aria Nessun dorma), while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee as Calaf.

Tickets R125. Booking is essential through or Computicket or visit

Food available at the venue as well as a bar (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.