Concert will begin at 23:30 hours GMT
Met's encore stream: Pucinni's 'Turandot' with Marton, Mitchell, Domingo and Plishka from New York
Pucinni's 'Turandot' is an opera in three acts, completed by Franco Alfano, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. he opera's story is set in China and involves Prince Calaf, who falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot. To obtain permission to marry her, a suitor has to solve three riddles; any wrong answer results in death. Calaf passes the test, but Turandot still refuses to marry him. He offers her a way out: if she is able to learn his name before dawn the next day, then at daybreak he will die.
Performers: Eva Marton, Leona Mitchell, Plácido Domingo, Paul Plishka.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: James Levine.
Recorded 4 April 1987.