Turandot Project

Rated NR 85 minutes 2001

The Turandot Project chronicles the creation of the extraordinary production of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Turandot, beginning with performances in Florence, Italy, in 1997, and culminating the next year in spectacular outdoor presentations in the Forbidden City of Beijing. The award winning Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou directed both productions, with internationally famous conductor Zubin Mehta The Turandot Project presents a glorious picture of the most ambitious production of Turandot ever staged, with its back-stage dramas, its enormous technical problems, its passions and politics, all enacted amid a complicated array of languages - Chinese, Italian, English, French and German.

Film Credits

Director: Allan Miller

Producer: Margaret Smilow

Cast: Zubin Mehta and Zhang Yimou

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