Turandot
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Turandot NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
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Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite

Two of today’s most thrilling voices share the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess.

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908 Reviews | 377 Followers
95
Masterful, Grand, Great staging, Great singing, Epic

See it if You want to be swept away in the beauty and grandeur of this opera. Over 100 on a stunning stage giving performances that’ll make you weep.

Don't see it if You hate opera and can’t sit through three hours.

728 Reviews | 205 Followers
86
Intense, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy great music-Puccini; great staging-Zefferelli by a talented cast with huge ensemble scenes-the Met Chorus, all sung beautifully.

Don't see it if you are'nt up for a long eve, as there are two lengthy intermissions and lots of subtitles to read, or you dislike culturally dated shows.

608 Reviews | 89 Followers
95
Great production, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like a very lavish production with huge sets, great costumes and beautiful music. This opera will wow you!

Don't see it if you like a simple set and non dramatic story. Read more

311 Reviews | 40 Followers
92
Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if The set! Great talent, though not perfect (not enthralled by titular singer). The chorus and orchestra, in top form

Don't see it if 3 hours. Diva Netrebko is out.

259 Reviews | 32 Followers
90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Magnificent sets and costumes. Great singing and the music to support it. Pity Puccini did not live to finish it beyond the death of Liu

Don't see it if you do not like grand opera.Zeffirelli's sets always get applause and deservedly so.Ping and Liu are actually the most compelling characters

144 Reviews | 19 Followers
78
Slow, Dated, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Puccini's music. Lush orchestration. Wonderful Lee and Jaho. Didt like Monastryrska's voice. Loud w/no coloring.

Don't see it if You like sparce opera productions. Zeffierlli has over 100 people on the monsterous, dangerous set.

115 Reviews | 27 Followers
69
Dated, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You love classic operas. The set for this particular production is amazing.

Don't see it if The story is important to you. It is really dated and none of the characters are possible to empathize with.

71 Reviews | 6 Followers
75
Great staging, Intense, Ambitious, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to hear one of the great tenor arias or want to see some amazing sets or if you like opera and haven’t seen Turandot already.

Don't see it if you don’t like opera or have seen Turandot several times already. Nothing new here.

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
October 13th, 2022

"The soprano Gabriella Reyes, her voice radiant and rich in vibrato, was an uncommonly strong Liù, the servant in love with Calàf; Timur, Calàf’s father, was the stalwart bass-baritone James Morris, appearing 50 years after his Met debut. The superb Met chorus has Puccini’s score and Zeffirelli’s staging down pat; the singing in the big ensemble scenes was glorious. The conductor Marco Armiliato led a sure-paced and colorful performance."
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