Turandot on the Beach, Anyone? Buff Members of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Perform Puccini for Seaside Crowd

By Louise Burton on Jul 31, 2014 03:15 AM EDT

Summer opera takes on a whole new meaning in a recent video of Puccini's Turandot, presented on the beach and in the water by the well-toned members of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.

We love the non-traditional venue this Sardinian opera company chose for their performance on July 25, which began with a lone dancer emerging out of the waves.

This highly condensed version of Turandot is intended to advertise Teatro Lirico's upcoming full-length production, to be held in a traditional opera house in Cagliari, Sardinia.

This young company's creativity didn't end with this video. At their opening night performance of Turandot on Wednesday night, several members of Teatro Lirico wore Google Glass and shot videos of the live performance--from the perspective of the stage, backstage, and in the orchestra pit.

Several of these videos are currently posted on the Teatro Lirico Facebook page. They make for fascinating viewing--of a grand opera performance experienced up close, from the point of view of the performers, stage crew and orchestra musicians.

They might consider changing their name for these performances--to Teatro Lirico di Google Glass. All that we can say is, Bellissima!

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