By Mary Brown Malouf
Photos by Adam Finkle
Puccini’s opera Turandot has inspired fabulous costumes since it premiered in 1926. This year, we bring the lucky prince into the 21st century.
Princess Turandot has vowed to remain single. She asks three riddles of any prince seeking to marry her. If he fails to answer any correctly, he dies. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the princess, Prince Calàf enters the contest against the advice of court ministers. He guesses the riddles, and then asks the princess one of his own: What is his real name? The princess’ maid, who knows the answer, kills herself rather than reveal it. Princess Turandot is overwhelmed by remorse and finally acknowledges her love for Calàf.
Utah Symphony/Utah Opera’s production of Turandot runs March 15–23 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are available at arttix.org
On him: Three-piece gray suit by Durham/Knight from Hugo Boss, $1,045. Eton denim shirt from Utah Woolen Mills, $245. Black overcoat by The Stratus from Hugo Boss, $645. Tie from Hugo Boss, $95. Purple suede belt by Ugos from Hugo Boss, $75. Purple suede shoes by Brossio from Hugo Boss, $295. Silver tie bar by Timoteo from Hugo Boss, $110. Vuarnet sunglasses from Image Eyes, $380.