Puccini: Turandot DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

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 Calàf, the unknown prince. Marina Poplavskaya and Samuel Ramey co-star, and Andris Nelsons conducts in his Met debut.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Turandot: Maria Guleghina
Liù: Marina Poplavskaya
Calaf: Marcello Giordani
Timur: Samuel Ramey
Emperor Altoum: Charles Anthony
Ping: Joshua Hopkins
Pang: Tony Stevenson
Pong: Eduardo Valdes

The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
The Metropolitan Opera 
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Production: Franco Zeffirelli 

Plus: Backstage at the Met with Maria Guleghina, Marcello Giordani and Charles Anthony. Host: Patricia Racette

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM stereo / DTS 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 129 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/SP/CH
Year: 2009