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%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * BettyAndVeronica: Liu and Turandot

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%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * BettyAndVeronica: The demure, kind and humble Liu and TurandotTurandot, the exotic FemmeFatale.



%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor little Liu.

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%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor little Liu.Liu. To begin with, she was a slave girl in love with Prince Calaf, with absolutely zero hope that her feelings would ever be returned. Then their country was destroyed by invaders and Liu willingly went to exile with Timur. Then she met Calaf again and was cruelly tortured by Turandot's goons to learn his name. She ends up sacrificing herself to help Calaf win Turandot (remember, she loved him herself). That's ''harsh'', Maestro Puccini.


* AntagonistTitle: Turandot the bloodthirsty princess, clearly.

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* AntagonistTitle: Turandot the bloodthirsty princess, clearly.princess.



* BettyAndVeronica: Liu and Turandot

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%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * BettyAndVeronica: Liu and Turandot



* BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor little Liu.
* CaptainObvious: The three ministers Ping, Pong and Pang.

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%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * BreakTheCutie: Poor, poor little Liu.
%% This is a zero context example. Please do not unhide until further context has been added. * CaptainObvious: Captain Obvious: The three ministers Ping, Pong and Pang.


* IWantSong: "Nessun Dorma", though it's more like an I'll Have Song.

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* IWantSong: "Nessun Dorma", though it's more like an I'll Have "I'll Have" Song.


* SceneryPorn: Opera directors can get a bit carried away with Turandot's set design. See [[http://www.theopera101.com/static/img/operas/Turandot-Met_Full.jpg here]] and [[http://medias.medici.tv/movie/turandot-puccini-franco-zefirelli-verona_d_jpg_720x405_crop_upscale_q95.jpg here.]]

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* SceneryPorn: Opera directors can get a bit carried away [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6c/64/9c/6c649c11109d3af3ba96e0ac6dbc56ae.jpg bit]] [[https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6135/5985601753_5139b7ace4_b.jpg carried]] [[https://sfopera.com/globalassets/productions/1718-pdps/verticalslider/1.-turandot/turandotbackground2.jpg away]] with Turandot's set design. See [[http://www.theopera101.com/static/img/operas/Turandot-Met_Full.jpg here]] and [[http://medias.medici.tv/movie/turandot-puccini-franco-zefirelli-verona_d_jpg_720x405_crop_upscale_q95.jpg here.]]


** Arguably inverted with Calaf; the original story points out that Calaf is at least partially motivated to outwit Turandot in the hopes of avenging the slain suitors (and presumably preventing further deaths). Also, Calaf rejecting Adelma's advances were a bit more forgivable, when compared to his operatic counterpart's treatment of Liu, since she was a BitchInSheepsClothing he barely knew.

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** Arguably inverted with Calaf; the original story points out that Calaf is at least partially motivated to outwit Turandot in the hopes of avenging the slain suitors (and presumably preventing further deaths). Also, Calaf rejecting Adelma's advances were a bit more forgivable, forgivable when compared to his operatic counterpart's treatment of Liu, since she Adelma was a BitchInSheepsClothing he barely knew.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Liu is partially based [[https://www.jstor.org/stable/742429?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents on the character of Adelma from the original Gozzi story.]] Both are slave girls in love with the prince. However, whereas Liu kills herself rather than betray the prince, [[http://www.operametro.com/addenda/182016the-three-ps-in-turandot Adelma gladly divulges his name out of jealousy.}} It's actually Turandot who then has a change of heart about the whole deal.
** Arguably inverted with Calaf; the original story points out that Calaf is at least partially motivated to outwit Turandot in the hopes of avenging the slain suitors (and presumably preventing further deaths).

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Liu is partially based [[https://www.jstor.org/stable/742429?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents on the character of Adelma from the original Gozzi story.]] Both are slave girls in love with the prince. However, whereas Liu kills herself rather than betray the prince, [[http://www.operametro.com/addenda/182016the-three-ps-in-turandot Adelma gladly divulges his name out of jealousy.}} ]] It's actually Turandot who then has a change of heart about the whole deal.
** Arguably inverted with Calaf; the original story points out that Calaf is at least partially motivated to outwit Turandot in the hopes of avenging the slain suitors (and presumably preventing further deaths). Also, Calaf rejecting Adelma's advances were a bit more forgivable, when compared to his operatic counterpart's treatment of Liu, since she was a BitchInSheepsClothing he barely knew.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Liu is partially based [[https://www.jstor.org/stable/742429?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents on the character of Adelma from the original Gozzi story.]] Both are slave girls in love with the prince. However, whereas Liu kills herself rather than betray the prince, [[http://www.operametro.com/addenda/182016the-three-ps-in-turandot Adelma gladly divulges his name out of jealousy.}} It's actually Turandot who then has a change of heart about the whole deal.
** Arguably inverted with Calaf; the original story points out that Calaf is at least partially motivated to outwit Turandot in the hopes of avenging the slain suitors (and presumably preventing further deaths).


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* BigDamnKiss: What Calaf gives Turandot, really more of a ForcefulKiss. Last-scene rewriter Hao Weiya makes it a gentle TrueLovesKiss.

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* BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: What Calaf gives Turandot, really more of a ForcefulKiss. Last-scene rewriter Hao Weiya makes it a gentle TrueLovesKiss.


In ancient [[ImperialChina Beijing]], the beautiful [[IceQueen ice princess]] Turandot executes any potential suitor who can't answer her three riddles. Nevertheless, the poor lads seem to come to the city in droves, and among them our [[TheHero Hero]], the Unknown Prince Calaf. Upon his arrival on stage, he meets his long-lost father, the old and blind King Timur, and with him his guide, the slave girl Liu.[[note]]They are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartary Tartars]], who suffered a crushing defeat from the Chinese years ago, thus why the royals are WalkingTheEarth.[[/note]] Cue the last of Turandot's unhappy suitors, the Prince of Persia (no, not ''[[PrinceOfPersia that]]'' one), being sentenced and beheaded. Calaf sees Turandot for the first time and immediately [[LoveAtFirstSight falls in love with her]] (duh). Everyone, including Turandot's three ministers, tries to talk some sense into the enamored prince, but he, of course, is determined to win Turandot's hand [[{{Determinator}} no matter what]]. He manages to answer her riddles correctly, and theoretically, he's the winner, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. Calaf, being a prince and a gentleman, offers his conditions: if she learns his name before sun rises, she can add his head to her palace's [[NightmareFuel fancy decorations]]. If not, however, she must shut up and become his wife.

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In ancient [[ImperialChina Beijing]], the beautiful [[IceQueen ice princess]] Turandot executes any potential suitor who can't answer her three riddles. Nevertheless, the poor lads seem to come to the city in droves, and among them our [[TheHero Hero]], the Unknown Prince Calaf. Upon his arrival on stage, he meets his long-lost father, the old and blind King Timur, and with him his guide, the slave girl Liu.[[note]]They are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartary Tartars]], who suffered a crushing defeat from the Chinese years ago, thus why the royals are WalkingTheEarth.[[/note]] Cue the last of Turandot's unhappy suitors, the Prince of Persia (no, not ''[[PrinceOfPersia ''[[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia that]]'' one), being sentenced and beheaded. Calaf sees Turandot for the first time and immediately [[LoveAtFirstSight falls in love with her]] (duh). Everyone, including Turandot's three ministers, tries to talk some sense into the enamored prince, but he, of course, is determined to win Turandot's hand [[{{Determinator}} no matter what]]. He manages to answer her riddles correctly, and theoretically, he's the winner, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. Calaf, being a prince and a gentleman, offers his conditions: if she learns his name before sun rises, she can add his head to her palace's [[NightmareFuel fancy decorations]]. If not, however, she must shut up and become his wife.

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* HonorBeforeReason: The Emperor ''knows'' his daughter's bloodthirsty rampage of her suitors is wrong, but he has sworn an oath, so he lets her go on with it.


* KarmaHoudini: Turandot has a fancy for torture (as her three ministers tell us), she has executed 13 people already (and probably much more in the past) and has driven [[IncorruptiblePurePureness a loving, caring and innocent girl]] [[DrivenToSuicide to suicide]]. And what does she get in the end? A [[HappilyEverAfter Happy Marriage]], no less.

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* KarmaHoudini: Turandot has a fancy for torture (as her three ministers tell us), she has executed 13 people already 27 suitors in the past 3 years (and probably much many more people in the past) and has driven [[IncorruptiblePurePureness a loving, caring and innocent girl]] [[DrivenToSuicide to suicide]]. And what does she get in the end? A [[HappilyEverAfter Happy Marriage]], no less.


At this point, ''Turandot'' suffered a major case of AuthorExistenceFailure, because Puccini died of a sudden heart attack while recovering from chemotherapy to try and remove the laryngeal cancer he was afflicted with. after he gave up on the opera nine months before. He visited the conductor Arturo Toscanini and begged him: [[PosthumousCollaboration "Don't let my Turandot die!"]] It was left to his disciple Franco Alfano to finish the opera, although Puccini and Toscanini initially wanted the experienced opera composer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Zandonai Riccardo Zandonai]] according to his notes. [[ExecutiveMeddling But the publisher Ricordi chose Alfano because they assumed he'd be more popular with audiences and generate more money]] -- which proved to be wrong.[[note]]What we think of as "Alfano's ending" was laboriously stitched together from Puccini's outlines -- in places so illegible that Alfano was using a magnifying glass, and went temporarily blind with the effort. It isn't even the complete ending Alfano wrote. It's what Toscanini chose to include from what he wrote.[[/note]] [[https://youtu.be/VgTkzN1fETU?t=5886 The ending]] is [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/jun/08/artsfeatures still wildly debated]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-10-11/features/1992285147_1_turandot-manon-lescaut-puccini to this day,]] and some other composers, most recently [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPblqEspFEw Luciano Berio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx5shLxLUc Hao Weiya]] have written their own versions.

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At this point, ''Turandot'' suffered a major case of AuthorExistenceFailure, because Puccini died of a sudden heart attack while recovering from chemotherapy to try and remove the laryngeal cancer he was afflicted with. after After he gave up on the opera nine months before. He before, he visited the conductor Arturo Toscanini and begged him: [[PosthumousCollaboration "Don't let my Turandot die!"]] It was left to his disciple Franco Alfano to finish the opera, although Puccini and Toscanini initially wanted the experienced opera composer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Zandonai Riccardo Zandonai]] according to his notes. [[ExecutiveMeddling But the publisher Ricordi chose Alfano because they assumed he'd be more popular with audiences and generate more money]] -- which proved to be wrong.[[note]]What we think of as "Alfano's ending" was laboriously stitched together from Puccini's outlines -- in places so illegible that Alfano was using a magnifying glass, and went temporarily blind with the effort. It isn't even the complete ending Alfano wrote. It's what Toscanini chose to include from what he wrote.[[/note]] [[https://youtu.be/VgTkzN1fETU?t=5886 The ending]] is [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/jun/08/artsfeatures still wildly debated]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-10-11/features/1992285147_1_turandot-manon-lescaut-puccini to this day,]] and some other composers, most recently [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPblqEspFEw Luciano Berio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx5shLxLUc Hao Weiya]] have written their own versions.


At this point, ''Turandot'' suffered a major case of AuthorExistenceFailure, because Giacomo Puccini died of laryngial cancer after he gave up on the opera nine months before. He visited the conductor Arturo Toscanini before he went away to chemotherapy and begged him: [[PosthumousCollaboration "Don't let my Turandot die!"]] It was left to his disciple Franco Alfano to finish the opera, although Puccini and Toscanini initially wanted the experienced opera composer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Zandonai Riccardo Zandonai]] according to his notes. [[ExecutiveMeddling But the publisher Ricordi chose Alfano because they assumed he'd be more popular with audiences and generate more money]] -- which proved to be wrong.[[note]]What we think of as "Alfano's ending" was laboriously stitched together from Puccini's outlines -- in places so illegible that Alfano was using a magnifying glass, and went temporarily blind with the effort. It isn't even the complete ending Alfano wrote. It's what Toscanini chose to include from what he wrote.[[/note]] [[https://youtu.be/VgTkzN1fETU?t=5886 The ending]] is [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/jun/08/artsfeatures still wildly debated]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-10-11/features/1992285147_1_turandot-manon-lescaut-puccini to this day,]] and some other composers, most recently [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPblqEspFEw Luciano Berio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx5shLxLUc Hao Weiya]] have written their own versions.

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At this point, ''Turandot'' suffered a major case of AuthorExistenceFailure, because Giacomo Puccini died of laryngial a sudden heart attack while recovering from chemotherapy to try and remove the laryngeal cancer he was afflicted with. after he gave up on the opera nine months before. He visited the conductor Arturo Toscanini before he went away to chemotherapy and begged him: [[PosthumousCollaboration "Don't let my Turandot die!"]] It was left to his disciple Franco Alfano to finish the opera, although Puccini and Toscanini initially wanted the experienced opera composer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Zandonai Riccardo Zandonai]] according to his notes. [[ExecutiveMeddling But the publisher Ricordi chose Alfano because they assumed he'd be more popular with audiences and generate more money]] -- which proved to be wrong.[[note]]What we think of as "Alfano's ending" was laboriously stitched together from Puccini's outlines -- in places so illegible that Alfano was using a magnifying glass, and went temporarily blind with the effort. It isn't even the complete ending Alfano wrote. It's what Toscanini chose to include from what he wrote.[[/note]] [[https://youtu.be/VgTkzN1fETU?t=5886 The ending]] is [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/jun/08/artsfeatures still wildly debated]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-10-11/features/1992285147_1_turandot-manon-lescaut-puccini to this day,]] and some other composers, most recently [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPblqEspFEw Luciano Berio]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx5shLxLUc Hao Weiya]] have written their own versions.





* CostumePorn: The page picture is a mild example of how ostentatious Turandot's costumes get. And typically, the whole company is decked out in fancy looking Oriental clothing. See [[http://mariaguleghina.com/img/uploadedimages/2010022494902_BS-Turandot2.jpg here]]. Not to mention the heavy makeup everyone usually wears to make them [[YellowFace look (supposedly) Asian]].

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* CostumePorn: The page picture is a mild example of how ostentatious Turandot's costumes get. And typically, the whole company is decked out in fancy looking Oriental clothing. See [[http://mariaguleghina.com/img/uploadedimages/2010022494902_BS-Turandot2.jpg here]]. See here.]] Not to mention the heavy makeup everyone usually wears to make them [[YellowFace look (supposedly) Asian]].


* HappyEnding: Uncharacteristically for a Puccini opera, ''Turandot'' has one - which probably explains some of the criticism it gets from professional critics. The Berio ending, while exquisitely beautiful and using almost all of Puccini's outline, is [[http://www.soiveheard.com/2002/11/turandot-and-its-not-s0-happy-endings/ more ambiguous]].

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* HappyEnding: Uncharacteristically for a Puccini opera, ''Turandot'' has one - which probably explains some of the criticism it gets from professional critics. The Berio ending, while exquisitely beautiful and using almost all of Puccini's outline, is [[http://www.soiveheard.com/2002/11/turandot-and-its-not-s0-happy-endings/ more ambiguous]].ambiguous.]]



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Just how many times have you heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUkTKAg7HHM this tune]]?

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Just how many times have you heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUkTKAg7HHM this tune]]?tune?]]



* SceneryPorn: Opera directors can get a bit carried away with Turandot's set design. See [[http://www.theopera101.com/static/img/operas/Turandot-Met_Full.jpg here]] and [[http://medias.medici.tv/movie/turandot-puccini-franco-zefirelli-verona_d_jpg_720x405_crop_upscale_q95.jpg here]].

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* SceneryPorn: Opera directors can get a bit carried away with Turandot's set design. See [[http://www.theopera101.com/static/img/operas/Turandot-Met_Full.jpg here]] and [[http://medias.medici.tv/movie/turandot-puccini-franco-zefirelli-verona_d_jpg_720x405_crop_upscale_q95.jpg here]]. here.]]

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