Andrei Serban’s spectacular and thrilling 1984 production of Puccini’s final and grandest opera has long been a classic at the Royal Opera House. First filmed for BBC TV in the 80s, this new recording – of its 15th revival – is in stunning HD and makes this famous production available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. The release will rightfully take its place alongside the outstanding Royal Opera Puccini DVDs of La Bohème, Tosca (on EMI) and Il Trittico. American Lise Lindstrom is one of the very few contemporary Turandots who can genuinely sing this ‘killer’ role, and is supported by a touching Liù from Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura and an unashamedly Italianite Calaf from Marco Berti. The young Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási directs the large orchestra and all-important chorus.
Music: Giacomo Puccini Princess Turandot: Lise Lindstrom The Unknown Prince (Calaf): Marco Berti Liù: Eri Nakamura Timur: Raymond Aceto Ping: Dionysios Sourbis Pang: David Butt Philip Pong: Douglas Jones Emperor Altoum: Alasdair Elliott Mandarin: Michel de Souza
Royal Opera Chorus Chorus Director: Renato Balsadonna Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev Conductor: Henrik Nánási Director: Andrei Serban Revival Director: Andrew Sinclair Designs: Sally Jacobs Lighting design: F.Mitchell Dana Choreography: Kate Flatt Choreologist: Tatiana Novaes Coelho Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, September 2013
Plus: Turandot - An Introduction, Behind the Masks and a cast gallery.
Picture: 16:9 Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ DTS 5.1 (5.0) Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/KO Region code: NTSC 0 Running Time: 125+12 mins Recorded: 2013 Find out more about the production
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