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OPD 7008 Puccini-Turandot: Italian-English Libretto Giacomo Puccini

OPD 7008 Puccini-Turandot: Italian-English Libretto

Giacomo Puccini

Published April 17th 2009
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Kindle Edition
70 pages
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PUCCINI: Turandot (complete opera) Newly translated libretto, program notes, and synopsis. Links to audio tracks.Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicola Zaccaria, Renato Capecchi, et al., vocal soloists/La Scala Orchestra &MorePUCCINI: Turandot (complete opera) Newly translated libretto, program notes, and synopsis. Links to audio tracks.Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicola Zaccaria, Renato Capecchi, et al., vocal soloists/La Scala Orchestra & Chorus, Milan/Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductorLive performance, Milan, 1964.Unfinished at the composers death, and long one of Puccinis more neglected works, Turandot is today one of his most popular operas. The tenor aria Nessun dorma made the pop charts a few years ago!Soprano Birgit Nilsson and tenor Franco Corelli are the all-time most famous duo in the lead roles of this opera, singing at La Scala, Milan in the 1960s. They are available on a more expensive studio recording on another label, but most opera fans will tell you this live performance is even better! Digitally remastered from the original excellent monophonic recording....What a show it is! We get Franco Corelli and Birgit Nilsson at their most enflamed and potent, with the ultra-feminine and fascinating Galina Vishnevskaya as Liu. The Ping-Pang-Pong trio is especially mellifluous, and Nicola Zaccaria makes the most of Timurs music and character. The orchestra plays well and in Gianandrea Gavazzeni’s hands, the score really percolates. - Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.comIlustration © Rafal Olbinski,Courtesy of Patinae Inc.