Puccini: Turandot / Guleghina, Nelsons
Maria Guleghina (Turandot), Marcello Giordani (Calàf), Marina Poplavskaya (Liù), Samuel Ramey (Timur) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Andris Nelsons
Franco Zeffirelli’s magnificent staging of Puccini's final opera — a fairy tale set in a mythical China — is one of the most popular in the Met repertory. In this Live in HD production, Maria Guleghina takes on the title role and Marcello Giordani is Calaf, the unknown prince. Marina Poplavskaya and Samuel Ramey co-star, and Andris Nelsons conducts in his Met debut.