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Puccini: Turandot / Lombard, Caballé, Freni, Carreras

Release Date: 09/13/1994 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 65293   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul PlishkaJosé CarrerasRémy CorazzaVincente Sardinero,   ... 
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic OrchestraRhine Opera ChorusMaîtrise de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Illuminating... [Caballé] concludes the narrative section of ''In questa reggia'', the tale of the rape and murder of her ancestress Louling, not with the customary full-voiced trumpeting of her determination to avenge ''that shriek and that death'' but with a diminuendo. Turandot's pity for her remote forebear is audible, the fact that she does have a heart, ''girdled with ice'' though it may be, is made clear even in this demonstration of her implacability. Caballe's realization that a lot of Turandot's music can be sung quietly gives another moment of insight in her confrontation with Liu, where her wonderment at the tortured girl's fortitude is genuine, and this scene even gains from the fact that the two sopranos [Caballé Read more and Freni] are vocally much more evenly matched than usual.

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [12/1994]
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Works on This Recording

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Plishka (Bass), José Carreras (Tenor), Rémy Corazza (Tenor),
Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Eduard Tumagian (Baritone), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Alberto Cupido (Tenor), Eva Saurova (Mezzo Soprano), Petra Malakova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra,  Rhine Opera Chorus,  Maîtrise de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1977 
Venue:  Palais de la Musique, Strasbourg, France 
Length: 118 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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