New York, NY (October 11, 2018) — Kathleen Turner will join the cast of Donizetti’s comedy La Fille du Régiment at the Metropolitan Opera February 7–March 2, in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. She will perform alongside Pretty Yende in the role of Marie, and Javier Camarena as Tonio. Stephanie Blythe will play the Marquise of Berkenfield, with Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro sharing the role of Sergeant Sulpice. Laurent Pelly’s staging will be conducted by Enrique Mazzola.
Turner joins a list of distinguished actresses who have played the Duchess of Krakenthorp at the Met: Jane White (1983), Bea Arthur (1994), and Marian Seldes (2008).More recently, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on the role with Washington National Opera.
Kathleen Turner is a two-time Golden Globe–winning and Academy Award–nominated actress. She has garnered critical acclaim for performances in movies including Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, Prizzi’s Honor, Peggy Sue Got Married, War of the Roses, The Man with Two Brains, Jewel of the Nile, The Accidental Tourist, V.I. Warshawski, Serial Mom, Naked in New York, Moonlight and Valentino, The Real Blonde, The Virgin Suicides, and Dumb and Dumber To. Stage appearances on Broadway have included Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Actress), Indiscretions, The Graduate, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (for which she received a second Tony nomination). Other stage credits include Mother Courage and Her Children, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, The Year of Magical Thinking, the West End production of Bakersfield Mist, and her own cabaret show, Finding My Voice.