Well hello, there. I realize it’s been waaaay too long since I updated. I have sketches, I swear! I will catch up on my 365 blog just as soon as I finish some work for a client today.
But in the meantime, how about having a look at the one piece that came out of my trip to the opera the other night? We saw Turandot! The music in that is incredible, but I don’t understand why Puccini thought Turandot sounded like an asian name. Oh well!
In the story, a foreigner comes to China seeking the hand of the beautiful princess, Turandot. Unfortunately for him, he has to answer her three riddle correctly or he’l be put to death instead. Government servants, Ping, Pang, and Pong(pictured in the colored suits), try to warn the foreigner that he really shouldn’t accept the challenge. Apparently Turandot isn’t worth dying for.
However, as you can see, blinded by his desire for the princess, the foreigner rings the gong anyhow, much to the dismay of everyone.