Ai Weiwei’s only opera in Rome

Tonight sees the premiere of a highly anticipated opera in Rome. Running from 22 to 31 March 2022 at the Teatro dell’Opera, the new production of Puccini’s Turandot is by Ai Weiwei. One of the most famous contemporary stage artists is making his directorial debut and says it will be his first and only experience. Another highlight is that Oksana Lyniv, the Ukrainian conductor and the first woman to be appointed to the directorship of an opera house (Teatro Communale in Bologna) in Italy, is conducting.