The fate of the courtiers of Altoum – the Great Minister Ping, the Head Chef Pang and the Lord Chancellor Ping is unenviable. They are whiling away the night in worried and sorrowful thoughts. Each one of them wishes to be far away from the anxieties of the governing the city; to leave Peking and enjoy the quiet delights of a country life! But no, like it or not, they are forced to be the witnesses of Princess Turandot’s cruel and bloody game – the game which has lasted for many a year. The people are unhappy, tired of the pointless bloodshed… Soon, the day will break and bring with itself another attempt at the trial. What lies in store for the nameless brave one – life or death? And if it is death, when will they see the one, who shall solve the cunning riddles of Turandot, inspire her with love, and bring long-awaited peace to the country?
Before a huge crowd and the sound of loud celebratory music Turandot must say his name. But the love in her heart does not allow her to say it. His name is Love – she says. And that is the triumph of both Turandot and Calaf.