Austin Opera

Turandot - CANCELLED

April 25 – May 3, 2020 | Dell Hall

About the show

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket replacement options have been shared with audience members holding tickets to this production. Please contact Austin Opera directly if you have any inquiries.

Austin Opera concludes its 2019-2020 Season with Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, April 25 – May 3, 2020, at the Long Center.

Turandot, a beautiful princess with a heart of ice, meets her match when the prince Calaf dares to answer her deadly riddles with the promise of love. A selfless sacrifice by Calaf’s faithful servant ultimately awakens true emotion in Turandot, proving that in the game of love, you can’t win the top prize without giving away your heart. Puccini’s final masterwork features one of the most iconic and powerful arias in all of opera, “Nessun dorma,” transporting audiences to another time and place, a world of heightened spectacle where myth comes to life through music.

Starring in the title role is Alexandra Loutsion, making her Austin Opera debut, but no stranger to this demanding role—garnering praise for her portrayal of the ice princess nationally. Her doomed prince is performed by returning tenor Jonathan Burton, who was last seen in Ariadne auf Naxos. Directing this production is Garnett Bruce, and Austin Opera favorite, returning to Austin after last directing Madame Butterfly in 2017.

With exquisite, classic sets and costumes from Kansas City Opera, this epic opera is a feat for the senses.

  • The runtime for this production is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in length with one 25-minute intermission.
  • For tickets or questions, please call Austin Opera Patron Services at 512-472-5992.
  • Patrons must be 8 years of age or older to attend.


Austin Opera is committed to producing and promoting outstanding opera that will entertain, enrich and educate the central Texas community. Austin Opera is a cultural destination for the community that delivers an extraordinary experience; a creative environment that challenges the misconceptions of the art form; enables lifelong learning; and celebrates the diversity that makes Austin unique.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.