The slave girl in Turandot, and one of the most moving and pathetic roles in opera. She is the faithful servant of Timur, the exiled King of Tartary, and has loved his son Calaf since the day he smiled at her. He however never noticed her.

In Act One she sings "Signore ascolta" (Sir, listen) begging Calaf not to stake his life seeking the hand of the Princess Turandot.

In Act Three she sings "Tu che di gel sei cinta" (You who are girdled with ice) to Turandot, and then kills herself rather than reveal Calaf's name and endanger his life.

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