Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

Apr 21, 2020

Nina Stemme in the title role and Marco Berti as Calaf in Puccini's Turandot.
Credit Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s spectacular tale of legendary China, Turandot, in a performance from the Met archives starring Nina Stemme. The Swedish soprano took on the formidable title role of the fiercely proud Princess who tempts her suitors to their deaths. Tenor Marco Berti sang Calàf, the ardent prince determined to win Turandot’s hand.

Soprano Anita Hartig was the courageous slave girl Liù, and bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk was Calàf’s exiled father, Timur.

Paolo Carignani conducted Puccini’s final opera, a showcase of thrilling choruses, ensembles, and magnificent arias, in a performance originally broadcast live on January 30, 2016.

Turandot will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 25.

To view and English translation of the libretto, click here.