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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Why See ?

A welcome return to the met opera

Sworn against love by the death of her mother, proud Princess Turandot prefers watching her suitors meet a grisly end and having their heads placed on spikes at the palace gates, yet they still vie to win her hand. When Calaf takes up the challenge, the unattainable beauty may have met her match in this lavish spectacle and final masterpiece from Puccini. Opera's reigning queen Anna Netrebko returns to share the iconic role with superstar Christine Goerke

Turandot

Widely known an epic grand opera and origin of 'Nessun Dorma', Turandot takes place in a fantasy, fairy tale version of ancient China, with the Princess carrying out her bloody reign over Peking (now Beijing.) Franco Zeffirelli's opulent production embodies the spirit of this strange tale of ruthlessness and love hard won.

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Additional Information

Dates

Performance date: 1 January 1970

Audience

Sung in Italian with English, German, Italian and Spanish titles.

Run time

Three hours with two intermissions

MASKS

You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative

Cast


Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme as Turandot
Elelonora Buratto, Gabriella Reyes and Hibla Gerzmava as Liu
Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calaf
James Morris and Nicolas Teste as Timur

Creative

Conductors - Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Marco Armiliato and Carlo Rizzi
Composer - Puccini
Librettists - Giuseppe Adami Renato Simoni 
Production & Sets - Franco Zeffirelli
Costume - Anna Anni and Dada Saligeri
Lighting - Gil Wechsler
Choreography - Chiang Ching

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