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Turandot NYC Reviews and Tickets

(204 Ratings)
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Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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170 Reviews | 39 Followers
Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a traditional, elaborate production of a timeless opera and enjoy the sound of a full orchestra and magnificent voices.

Don't see it if Even if you are not an opera lover, see this beautiful production. It might change your mind about opera .

62 Reviews | 31 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a spectacle and are slightly interest in opera. I'm not a huge opera fan but this is very accessible.

Don't see it if dated stories bother you, or you just cannot stand the opera ... otherwise it's a must see.

123 Reviews | 20 Followers
Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to discover or experience the spectacle of an opera. The staging and singing are amazing and the Met Opera delivers on both.

Don't see it if You are turned off or triggered by Orientalism.

65 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Classic, Great staging, Dated, Great singing

See it if you’re interested in the classic, ornate Zeffirelli production of Turandot — the sort that comes to mind when opera is mentioned.

Don't see it if you want a novel take on Turandot (particularly regarding its dated Orientalism). Read more

70 Reviews | 14 Followers
Great singing, Romantic, Exquisite, Great staging, Glamorous

See it if Beautiful sets and costumes bringing this sparkling tale to live.

Don't see it if Cultural appropriation common in works in this period. Unrealistic fantasy about exotic cultures.

39 Reviews | 10 Followers
High powered conducting along with great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want great conducting and singing and one of the few productions that still has the great Zefferelli sets.

Don't see it if You don't like opera.

12 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you want drama and romance and really good singing and staging

Don't see it if you hate opera

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Traditional, Mesmirizing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you: appreciate a classic, love intricate costumes and sets, appreciate opera in general, want something different to usual theatre/musicals

Don't see it if without looking into met opera's appendage on issues with the original production - remember when it was composed! run time is long ish too

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
February 29th, 2024

"Its unlikable romantic leads go largely unfazed by the death and dismemberment"
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March 1st, 2024

"...deliver jaw-dropping moments of overwhelming musical beauty and power."
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The New York Times
October 13th, 2022
For a previous production

"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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