Turandot in Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ (1926)
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Classical music's most 'Maleficent' women
5. Turandot in Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ (1926)
One of opera's coldest hearts, Princess Turandot asks her suitors three riddles; if they fail to answer correctly, they die. Pretty harsh. Ignoring all that, Prince Calàf is in it to win it. But why he'd want to marry someone like that is a mystery. Maleficent rating: four. Carter Scott played Turandot in Erfurt, Germany, July 2013.