Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
(transmitted live on January 30, 2016)
Total runtime: 2 hours, 19 minutes (139 minutes)
Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production stars the great dramatic soprano Nina Stemme as Turandot, the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men.Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the unknown prince who solves Turandot’s riddles and wins her love. Soprano Anita Hartig sings Liù, the faithful slave girl who gives her life to save Calàf, and bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk is the fallen King Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts.