NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Turner will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut in Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

The 64-year-old will appear in seven performances of the comic opera from Feb. 7 to March 1, the Met said Thursday. The last performance will be televised to movie theaters around the world in high definition.

Turner terms her voice "kind of baritone" and says Met general manager Peter Gelb calls her "one of the few women he knows who can sing 'Ol' Man River' in the original key."

Turner received an Academy Award nomination for "Peggy Sue Got Married" in 1997 and Tony Award nominations for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 1990 and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 2005.

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