Turandot Returns to the Met for Sixteen Performances Beginning September 23,
Starring Christine Goerke and Marcelo Álvarez
Later performances will feature Lise Lindstrom and Nina Stemme in the demanding title role of Puccini’s final opera
New York, NY (September 14, 2015) –Puccini’s opera set in ancient China, Turandot, will return to the Metropolitan Opera for 16 performances beginning September 23. This season’s performances will feature star dramatic sopranos Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme in their first Met performances as the titular ice princess, as well as Lise Lindstrom, who made a notable company debut in the role in 2009. Hibla Gerzmava, Anita Hartig, and American soprano Leah Crocetto (in her Met debut) share the role of the angelic slave girl Liù, while Marcelo Álvarez, Yusif Eyvazov (in his Met debut), and Marco Berti sing Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot’s hand. James Morris and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sing the role of the disguised King of Tartary, Timur. Paolo Carignani will conduct all performances of Franco Zeffirelli’s grand 1987 production.
Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: September 23, 26eve, 30; October 3eve, 22, 26, 30; Nov. 3, 7mat, 12; January 11, 15, 18, 22, 26, 30mat. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes, including two intermissions.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Turandot are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.
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