Franco Zeffirelli’s majestic production of
On screen at the Newport Performing Arts Center on May 14
Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the title princess
presentation begins at 2pm.
Puccini’s grandest spectacle, Turandot, returns to the big screen in high-def at the Newport Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 14, at 2:00PM PST, as part of The Met: Live in HD series. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, who starred in Live in HD transmissions of Verdi’s Aida and Nabucco in previous seasons, sings the title princess. Franco Zeffirelli’s extravagant production—with spectacular sets and stage pageantry—also features South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee as Calàf, Turandot’s princely suitor, who risks everything to win her heart and sings “Nessun dorma,” one of the most famous arias in all of opera. Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho sings Liù, and Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto portrays king Timur. Italian conductor Marco Armiliato leads Puccini’s stirring score. American soprano Nadine Sierra, who is currently starring in the title role of the Met’s new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which will be the next Live in HD on Saturday, May 21, hosts the live transmission.
Turandot originally premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in April of 1926.
“Unquestionably powerful” —The New York Times
“Franco Zeffirelli’s 1987 production is one of the gems in the Met repertory.” —Huffington Post
THE STARS OF TURANDOT
Marco Armiliato, conductor; Hometown: Genoa, Italy
Liudmyla Monastyrska, Turandot; Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Yonghoon Lee, Calàf; Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Ermonela Jaho, Liù; Hometown: Tirana, Albania
Ferruccio Furlanetto, Timur; Hometown: Sacile, Italy
Tickets: Tuesday – Friday, 10am-5pm or by calling 541-265-2787, or call Newport Performing Arts Center Box Office: 777 W. Olive
Individual tickets range from $10 – $22 + fees.