ROCKLAND — Puccini’s “Turandot” will be presented at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., as a live broadcast from New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. An encore presentation will take place Tuesday, May 17, at 1 p.m.

Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska stars in the title role of the legendary cold-hearted princess, replacing the originally scheduled Russian superstar Anna Netrebko. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

The Strand Theatre’s COVID-19 safety protocols include setting the auditorium capacity at 30%, or 100 seats per show; providing reserved seating with a buffer of empty seats around each group; and requiring all patrons and staff to wear masks. Please refer to the Strand Theatre website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.

The estimated run time is 3 hours and 15 minutes, including two intermissions. Tickets are $27/Adults; $25/Strand Members; and $15/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. Encore tickets are $23/Adults; $15/Strand Members; and $5/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. All tickets are for reserved seats, and are available at; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before each opera show time.