Turandot, The cold-hearted princess
«Imagine. / Imagine a winding path / up in the mountains / where a raging river flows».
An exciting fairy tale takes you by the hand. It takes you to the exotic East, where Princess Turandot is unsympathetically attending the execution of her last, unlucky suitor. But look, another one is coming and he must pass a test. Who will have the courage to follow him? The narrative flavour of the fairy tale takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the theatrical opening scene of the opera, into the story of the frosty-eyed princess and her 'victorious' hero.