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Turandot Project / Mehta, Yimou, Et Al

Turandot Project / (Ws)
Release Date: 05/28/2002 
Label:  Zeitgeist Films (Dvd)   Catalog #: 1020  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta

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84 mins
In English, Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles
Aspect ratio: 1:1.66
Sound: Dolby SR

A fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration. In 1997 renowned conductor Zubin Mehta and celebrated Chinese film director Zhang Yimou (RAISE THE RED LANTERN) joined forces on a production of Puccini’s opera Turandot in the Forbidden City of Beijing. The production was an undertaking on an epic scale with enormous sets, breathtaking hand-sewn Ming Dynasty costumes and hundreds of soldiers posing as extras. A fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration, THE TURANDOT PROJECT combines the pageantry of this opulent opera production
Read more with a spectacular cinematic portrait of the struggles and triumphs of Zubin Mehta and Zhang Yimou to mount their production in this most historic venue of China.
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Works on This Recording

Turandot: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

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