Puccini’s grand opera dazzles audiences at the Metropolitan Opera House this year as it returns for a longer-than-usual run.
Turandot Tickets: Puccini's Incredible Opera On StageFranco Zeffirelli's version of Turandot returns to the Metropolitan Opera House this season for a longer-than-usual run. Audiences will be amazed at the intricacy of the set design, costumes, and the talented cast performing in this vivid tale of courtship in mythic China. The casting varies throughout the production run, so be sure to check the casting dates before booking.
What is Turandot about?The production surrounds Princess Turandot and her quest to find a suitable prince. Any prince looking to marry the princess must answer three riddles, and if they fail they will be executed. One prince answers all three riddles, yet Turandot wants to avoid being given away.
The impressive and elaborate sets add to the storytelling, with the ornate costumes showcasing the mythical world of China. As Puccini’s final opera before his passing, it’s not one to be missed.
The Cast of TurandotSoprano, Elena Pankratova, will be making her Metropolitan Opera debut as Turandot and will be sharing the role with Christine Goerke. Goerke began her singing career at the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Young Artist Program and has since performed globally. Conductor, Maro Armiliato, will be conducting performances across four dates of the Turandot run. Armiliato has conducted over 450 productions at the Metropolitan Opera.
The History of TurandotTurandot is Puccini’s last opera, which was left unfinished when he passed away in 1924. The opera was completed by Franco Alfano and later premiered in 1926. The production has since been performed globally.
The score is unusual for that of an opera and is recognizable as Puccini; it’s no wonder this opera is a staple at many opera houses globally. Puccini researched Chinese music origins to ensure he incorporated an authentic melody into the opera. The story of Turandot can be linked back to The Book of One Thousand and One Days.