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Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's 'Turandot'

Elena Pankratova as Turandot and SeokJong Baek as Calàf in Puccini's "Turandot." Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera
Elena Pankratova as Turandot and SeokJong Baek as Calàf in Puccini's "Turandot." Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-24 season of Saturday matinee broadcasts continues with Puccini’s grandest opera, "Turandot," live from the Met.

Soprano Elena Pankratova stars as the icy princess of legendary Peking, opposite tenor SeokJong Baek as Calàf, the unknown prince.

They’re joined by soprano Aleksandra Kurzak as the courageous slave girl Liù and bass Vitalij Kowaljow as the exiled king Timur.

Maestro Oksana Lyniv makes her network broadcast debut conducting the Met Orchestra and Chorus in this thrilling score.

Intermission features include live backstage interviews with the stars and the Opera Quiz.

"Turandot" will be heard live over the Robert K. Johnson Foundation-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network on Classical IPR at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 16.

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