USA, 2016, 3 hours 15 minutes
Conductor: Paolo Carignani
Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Choreographer: Chiang Ching
Cast: Nina Stemme, Anita Hartig, Marco Berti, Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic slave girl Liù. Marco Berti sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot’s hand, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s visually spectacular 1987 production.