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Puccini: TURANDOT (Royal Opera House)

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Published on Feb 12, 2014

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 fifteenth 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.

Turandot: Lise Lindstrom
Calaf: Marco Berti
Liù: Eri Nakamura
Ping: Dionysios Sourbis
Pong: Douglas Jones
Pang: David Butt Philip
Altoum: Alasdair Elliott
Timur: Raymond Aceto

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Henrik Nánási
Director: Andrei Serban

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, September 2013

What the press said:
''The massive sets, dramatic lighting, scene-setting oriental choreography and glorious costumes offer a sumptuous visual
treat.'' The Daily Express

''The stage presence and immensely powerful voice of the American soprano Lise Lindstrom made the elusive Turandot the magnetic force that she needs to be.'' The Independent

Available through Opus Arte in April 2014
http://www.opusarte.com/

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