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Turandot: New Opera ‘Easy Reader’ Ebook, -25% This Week!

Bored with conjugating Italian verbs?

Then why not liven up your language studies with some interesting skills practice material? And learn about Italian culture at the same time!

You may have already seen our simplified text + audio version of Nabucco, one of composer Verdi’s most famous operas.

So this week at we’re doing Puccini’s romantic classic, Turandot, which is a little more difficult at B1/B2 level (intermediate), but worth the effort!

Get your copy by Sunday 30th October to save 25%, compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, so just £5.99 to improve your Italian AND your knowledge of Italian musical culture!

An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo Easy Italian readers - Turandot - cover image

Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, here simplifed for learners of Italian (with quotes from the actual libretto!)

First performed in Milan in 1926, only after Puccini’s death from cancer, the story is set in a mythical Peking, capital of China. The ferocious, but fantastically beautiful Chinese princess, Turandot, daugher of the aged emperor, is set on avenging an ancestor who was kidnapped by a foreign prince. With the reluctant agreement of her father, she sets a condition for her own marriage: any man who wishes to marry her must come to the palace and beat a gong, then answer three riddles. If he succeeds, he wins a bride, and an empire! But those who cannot answer her riddles correctly will have their heads chopped off, already the fate of many would-be suitors…

Begin with this ‘easy reader’ ebook before watching the actual opera, or simply use this original Italian reading/listening practice material to add a little variety to your study program.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 6 chapters (based on Puccini’s Act/Scene structure) to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Turandot, just £5.99 | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Opera | Catalog

How do I access my ebooks?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?


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