from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Turandot
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
, Princess of China
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: The square in front of the palace
Synopsis: Turandot warns Calaf of the danger of the deadly game of riddles he proposes to win her hand in marriage. She explains to him that the game is designed to avenge her ancestress, who was killed when a warlord conquered her country. Now, Turandot's self-devised game has settled the score.