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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Execution is Cancelled

Met stays dark as tonight's Turandot nixed.
by Paul J. Pelkonen
The set for Act III of the Met's Turandot.
Image © The Metropolitan Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera has announced on its website that today's planned performance of Turandot has been cancelled. This news will presumably be a great relief to the Prince of Persia, who gets decapitated midway through the first act.

The company's business office is closed today. Full ticket refund and exchange information is available here.

The Met has also announced on its website that Thursday's Met Talks event, designed to preview its upcoming new production of Un Ballo in Maschera has been cancelled.

In related news, all events at Lincoln Center are cancelled today. Carnegie Hall has announced that they are closed today and tomorrow.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a complete Turandot (the Franco Zeffirelli production) filmed at the Met in 1989. This performance stars Placído Domingo, Leona Mitchell and Eva Marton in the title role. Enjoy, and stay safe out there.


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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.