Tales of an Ice Queen: ‘Turandot’ at The San Diego Opera

By Pat Launer It’s one part Rumpelstiltskin (‘Guess my name!’), one part Portia (and her riddle-boxes from Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”), one part Cruella de Vil. The opera “Turandot” is based on a 12th century Persian fairy tale and its several international adaptations; these types of fables always have commonalities across cultures. The title character […]