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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050306.

The Beauty of Female Characters in Turandot


Xin Chen 

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Xin Chen

Sookmyung Women`s University, Cheongpa-ro 47-gil 100 (Cheongpa-dong 2ga), Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04310, Korea


Turandot is an opera adapted by Puccini based on an Arab folk fairy tale, and its melody is based on the Chinese folk song Jasmine. Moreover, the two female images in the play—Turandot and Liu, as the primary bearers of the dramatic tension in this work, promote the development of the plot. After analyzing the main arias of the two characters, we can try to find the images of Chinese female characters from the Western perspective a hundred years ago, and feel and experience the beauty in them. This also provides a basis for the singer to understand better and shape the character's image.


Puccini's Turandot, Liu's Characters, Turandot's Characters

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Xin Chen. The Beauty of Female Characters in Turandot. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 25-29. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.050306.


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