The mysterious princess Turandot poses three riddles to every man who asks for her hand in marriage. When a nameless prince solves the diabolical riddles, he in turn sets the stubborn princess a task: she is to tell him his name. Turandot imposes a ban on her people sleeping until the name of the unknown is found.
With "No one sleeps - Nessun dorma!" Giacomo Puccini succeeded in creating one of the most popular arias in all of opera literature. Puccini's glistening and mysteriously jagged sounds find their ideal echo in the rugged rocky landscape of the St. Margarethen quarry.