The Royal Opera House’s Turandot comes to DVD

The Royal Opera House’s 2013 production of Turandot, starring Lise Lindstrom, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Opus Arte. Featuring the American soprano as the eponymous ice princess, the recording will be released in April following its September transmission into movie theaters worldwide as part of the Royal Opera House LIVE Cinema program. Andrei Serban’s production, which debuted in 1984, was previously filmed for BBC broadcast and is seen on recording for the first time with this performance, filmed in HD.

Of her performance, The Independent raved that “The stage presence and immensely powerful voice of the American soprano Lise Lindstrom made the elusive Turandot the magnetic force that she needs to be.”

Click here to view Opus Arte’s trailer for Turandot.

(Photo © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013)