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Puccini: Turandot / Lombard, Caballe, Freni, Carreras


Release Date: 02/26/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 09173   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéJosé CarrerasVincente SardineroRémy Corazza,   ... 
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]
reviewing an earlier reissue of this recording Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone),
Rémy Corazza (Tenor), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor), Paul Plishka (Bass),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Eduard Tumagian (Baritone),
Alberto Cupido (Tenor), Petra Malakova (Soprano), Eva Saurova (Mezzo 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 

Sound Samples

Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Popolo di Pekino! (Mandarin, Crowd, Guards, Liù)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Padre! Mio padre! (Calaf, Guards, Liù, Crowd, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Perduta la battaglia (Timur, Calaf, Liù, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Gira la cote! Gira! (Crowd, Executioner's men)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Perch tarda la luna? (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: L, sui monti dell'est (children)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: o giovinetto! (Crowd, Calaf, White Priests)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Figlio, che fai? (Timur, Calaf, Liù, Prince of Persia, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Fermo! che fai? T'arresta! (Ministers [Ping,Pang & Pong], Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Silenzio, olà! (Handmaidens, Ministers, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Guardalo, Pong! (Ministers, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Non indugiare! (Phantoms, Calaf, Ministers, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Signore, ascolta! (Liù)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Non piangere, Li (Calaf, Li, Timur)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Timur, Li, Ministers, Calaf, All others)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Olà Pang! Olà Pong! (Ministers
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: O Cina, o Cina (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Ho una casa nell'Honan (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: O mondo, pieno di pazzi innamorati! (Ministers, Chorus)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Addio, amore! (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 1: Soi si sogna (Ministers)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Gravi, enormi ed imponenti (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Un giuramento atroce mi costringe (Emperor, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Diecimilia anni al nostro Imperatore! (Crowd, Mandarin, Children)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: In questa reggia (Turandot, Corwd, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Straniero, ascolta!...Nella cupa notte (Turandot, Calaf, Sages)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Guizza al pari di fiamma (Turandot, Emperor, Crowd, Li, Sages)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Gelo che ti d foco (Turandot, Calaf, Sages, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Gloria, o vincitore! (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Figlio del cielo! (Turandot, Emperor, Crowd, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Tre engimi m'hai proposto! (Calaf, Emperor)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 2: Ai tuoi peidi ci prostriam (Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Così comanda Turandot (Heralds, Distant voices)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Nessun Dorma (Calaf, Women's voices)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Tu che guardi le stelle (Ministers, CAlaf, Women, crowd, Guards)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Principessa divina! (Ping, Turandot, Calaf, Liù, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Quel nome! )Ping, Liù, Timur, Calaf,, Crowd, Turandot)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: L'amore? Tanto amore (Turandot, \Liù, Ping, Calaf, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Tu, che di gel sei cinta (Li, Crowd, Calaf, Timur, Ping)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Li ....bont! (Timur, Ministers, Crowd)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Principessa di morte! (Calaf, Turandot)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Che è mai di me? (Turandot, Calaf, Voices within)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: Del primo pianto (Turandot, Calaf)
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 1: La mia gloria è il tuo amplesso!
Turandot (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 3, Scene 2: Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore! (Crowd, Turandot)

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