Yesterday's Turandot was another revival of a 198X production, and it was sooooo Zefferelli! I liked it a lot. One thing puzzled me, though. In the midst of the glittery Oriental sets and the splendiferous Chinese costumes, Calaf wore garb more suggestive of an Italian Renaissance soldier than anything else. Yes, Calaf is a stranger in a strange land -- but not THAT strange.
This was the first time I'd heard Nina Stemme, and she is one powerful singer.