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Metropolitan Opera: Turandot

Ken Howard2021
Yonghoon Lee as Calàf, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Timur, and Ermonela Jaho as Liù in Puccini's Turandot.

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-22 season of live Saturday matinee broadcasts continues with Puccini’s thrilling opera Turandot.

The stellar international cast features Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska in the title role of the icy princess of legendary Peking. Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee is Prince Calàf, who risks everything for her love.

Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho is the devoted slave girl Liù, and Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is Timur, the exiled king of Tartary.

Maestro Marco Armiliato leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in this resplendent score.

Turandot will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 7th.

To View an English translation of the Turandot libretto, click here.


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