MetLive Brings Dazzling 'Turandot' to Theaters on Saturday

Thursday May 5, 2022

Liudmyla Monastyrska and Yonghoon Lee in the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Turandot."
Liudmyla Monastyrska and Yonghoon Lee in the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Turandot."  (Source:MetLive)

Puccini's grandest spectacle, "Turandot," returns to cinemas nationwide on Saturday, May 7, at 12:55PM ET, as part of The Met: Live in HD series.

"Unquestionably powerful" wrote the New York Times about Zefferelli's dazzling production. The Huffington Post wrote: "Franco Zeffirelli's 1987 production is one of the gems in the Met repertory." 

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.

Hosting the transmission is 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.

Fathom Events will also present an encore of "Turandot" on Wednesday, May, 11 at 1:30 and 6:00 pm local time.


Tickets can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Visit your local theater website for the most up-to-date information related to their health and safety measures.