Turandot


Inspired by the story of Turandot, one of the seven princesses in the Persian story Haft Peykar. Each princess lives in a pavilion of a different color representing the day of the week and corresponding planet. 

Red: the Russian princess lives in the Red Pavilion of Mars, representing Tuesday. Adopted by Puccini into the opera Turandot, Chinese princess Turandot asks suitors to past the test of three riddles for her hand, with Chinese folk song "MO LI HUA" as theme tune.