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The Metropolitan Opera House 3.67(2)
28 Feb 2024 - 07 Jun 2024
3 hr 10 min with interval
Suitable for 12+
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Why Watch Turandot?

  • Witness Franco Zeffirelli’s grand production of the legendary opera Turandot as it retakes the stage at the Metropolitan Opera House.
  • Soprano Elena Pankratova makes her Met debut as the lethal princess, alongside a star-studded cast that includes tenor SeokJong Baek as the valiant prince.
  • Puccini's rousing score, featuring the unforgettable song of triumph ‘Nessun dorma’, is brought to life by Maestro Oksana Lyniv in her Met debut and Marco Armiliato.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Witness Franco Zeffirelli’s enchanting interpretation of mythic China at the Metropolitan Opera House. Turandot, the opera, features a star-studded cast, including soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Roberto Alagna, who step into the lead roles later in the season. Maestro Oksana Lyniv also makes her Met debut conducting Puccini’s captivating score. Don't miss out on this opera spectacle!

The Story

Turandot, the icy Princess of China, is known for her riddle contest; any prince seeking to marry her must first answer her three riddles. If they fail, they are beheaded. When the brave Prince Calàf answers all her riddles correctly, he presents her with a counter-challenge; if she can discover his name by dawn, he will forfeit his life. As dawn approaches, will Princess Turandot discover his name or give in to her growing feelings for him?

Show Timings

  • Tue, Wed & Fri: 7 PM, 7:30 PM
  • Thu: 7:30 PM
  • Sat: 1 PM, 8 PM
  • Sun: 3 PM
  • Show timings for Turandot may vary every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Elena Pankratova as Turandot, SeokJong Baek as Calàf, Aleksandra Kurzak as Liù, Vitalij Kowaljow as Timur
  • Direction: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This opera is suitable for ages 12 and above.
  • Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • Please keep in mind that venues do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgement while purchasing Turandot opera tickets.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Turandot voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

The Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House, located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Broadway, is home to the Metropolitan Opera and has been since it opened in 1966. The theatre, designed by Wallace Harrison, is one of the world's largest opera houses with a seating capacity of 3800. The Metropolitan Opera House is renowned for its technologically advanced stage facilities, its excellent acoustics, and the grandeur of its auditorium and front-of-house spaces.

Seating Capacity: 3800

Metropolitan Opera House Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Subway: Take the No. 1 train to 66th Street Lincoln Center station

Bus: Buses M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104 and BxM2 stop at the Metropolitan Opera House

Available Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, Water Fountain, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Restrooms, Wheelchair Spaces, Visual and Hearing Assistance, Breathing Devices

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Turandot Tickets

How much do the tickets for Turandot opera cost?

The cost of the tickets for Turandot the opera start from $78 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Turandot the opera?

Turandot opens on 28th February 2024 at The Metropolitan Opera House.

What age is Turandot appropriate for?

Turandot is most suitable for those aged 12 and above.

Where is Turandot playing in New York?

Turandot is playing at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York and opens on 28th February 2024.

How long does the Turandot opera run for?

The running time of Turandot is approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes with two intermissions.

What is Turandot about?

Turandot tells the story of a cold-hearted princess of ancient China, whose riddle must be solved in order for any man to marry her. The opera is famous for its powerful and dramatic music, including the beloved tenor aria "Nessun dorma."

Who are the main stars of Turandot?

The main stars of Turandot are Elena Pankratova starring as Turandot and SeokJong Baek playing the role of Calàf.

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