Kathleen Turner set for Metropolitan Opera debut

Acting veteran Kathleen Turner is set to put her vocal skills to the test by making her debut at New York City’s fabled Metropolitan Opera.
The Romancing the Stone star was approached about participating in an upcoming production of Gaetano Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment by the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, over the summer (18), and an intrigued Turner accepted.
“I was thinking of interesting, bigger-than-life personalities, and Kathleen came to mind,” Gelb tells The Associated Press.
Although she is fully capable of holding a tune, Turner will actually take on a non-singing role, as the Duchess of Krakenthorp. It is yet to be determined whether the actress will deliver her lines in the play’s original French, English, or a mix of the two.
She will appear in seven performances from 7 February until 1 March (19), with her final show broadcast in movie theatres around the world as part of a special event.
Soprano Pretty Yende will tackle the lead role of Marie, opposite tenor Javier Camarena as Tonio, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the Marquise of Berkenfield.