Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic slave girl Liù. Marco Berti sings Calàf, the suitor who risks his head for Turandot’s hand, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk sings Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s visually spectacular 1987 production.
Conductor: Paolo Carignani | Production: Franco Zeffirelli | Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designers: Anna Anni, Dada Saligeri | Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler | Choreographer: Chiang Ching
Cast: Nina Stemme (Turandot), Anita Hartig (Liù), Marco Berti (Calàf), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Timur)
Caterer: Bonne Bouche
Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage.
Option 1: Smoked turkey salad with green apple, fresh thyme, golden raisins, cranberries, celery and scallions on French baguette with baby greens, and provolone
Option 2: Roast beef tenderloin with caramelized onion, horseradish cream, Swiss cheese, arugula and shaved cucumber on a French baguette
Option 3: Vegetarian wrap with shaved cucumber shaved carrots, sprouts, pickled red onion, Romaine, house made hummus, shredded cheddar, tomato and tahini mayonnaise on a French baguette
Lunch: $17 (full-size sandwich with meal/$12 (1/2 sandwich with meal)