Gianluca Costantini
Political Comics

Turandot by Ai Weiwei

We are lost!

Ai Weiwei

And with a storyline seeping with bloodshed and despotism, a new geopolitical focus and Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv in the pit, the new production — originally meant to have premiered in 2020, but delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic — comes exactly on time.

From the ominous opening five notes, the audience is plunged into an uncertain, violent world and 64-year-old Ai never lets up the pressure.

The production, which opens at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, is a fitting project for an artist known for his installations, sculpture and photography that denounce authority and champion human rights and freedom of expression. Continue

Ai Weiwei / China

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