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Puccini Opera Collection [blu-ray]

Puccini / Royal Opera Chorus / Orchestra Of The
Release Date: 09/25/2015 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7176  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kostas SmoriginasInna DukachGabriele VivianiHibla Gerzmava,   ... 
Conductor:  Andris NelsonsAntonio PappanoHenrik Nánási
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
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Royal Opera productions present three of Giacomo Puccini’s greatest operas. John Copley’s iconic La bohème brings the Paris of the 1830s to life in vivid detail; Jonathan Kent’s atmospheric and naturalistic Tosca evokes the turbulence of Rome in 1800; and Andrei Serban’s visually stunning Turandot is a glorious tribute to Puccini’s last and grandest creation. Featuring a host of international opera stars, this collection is brimming with the drama and sumptuous music that have made Puccini one of the
Read more world’s most popular opera composers. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound. ‘‘Lise Lindstrom is pretty much the ideal Ice Princess.’’ (BBC Music Magazine - Turandot) ‘‘Andris Nelsons conducts a well-paced performance.’’ (Gramophone - La bohème)

PUCCINI
(3-blu-ray disc set)
LA BOHÈME

Rodolfo - Teodor Ilincai
Mimì - Hibla Gerzmava
Marcello - Gabriele Viviani
Musetta - Inna Dukach
Colline - Kostas Smoriginas
Schaunard - Jacques Imbrailo
Benoît - Jeremy White
Alcindoro - Donald Maxwell

Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Renato Balsadonna)
Andris Nelsons, conductor

John Copley, stage director

TOSCA

Floria Tosca - Angela Gheorghiu
Mario Cavaradossi - Jonas Kaufmann
Baron Scarpia - Bryn Terfel
Cesare Angelotti - Lukas Jakobski
Sacristan - Jeremy White
Spoletta - Hubert Francis
Sciarrone - Zhengzhong Zhou
Shepherd Boy - William Payne
Gaoler - John Morrissey

Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Renato Balsadonna)
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Jonathan Kent, stage director

TURANDOT

Princess Turandot - Lise Lindstrom
The Unknown Prince / Calaf - Marco Berti
Liù - Eri Nakamura
Timur - Raymond Aceto
Ping - Dionysios Sourbis
Pang - David Butt Philip
Pong - Doug Jones
Emperor Altoum - Alasdair Elliott
Mandarin - Michel de Souza

Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Renato Balsadonna)
Henrik Nánási, conductor

Andrei Serban, stage director

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, December 2009 (La Bohème), 2013 (Tosca) and September 2013 (Turandot)

Bonus:
- Interviews with John Copley and Andris Nelsons (La Bohème)
- Cast gallery (La Bohème and Turandot)
- Introductions presented by Antonio Pappano (Tosca and Turandot)
- Documentary: Behind the Masks (Turandot)

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format:LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian (La Bohème) / + Japanese (Tosca) / + Korean (Turandot)
Running time: 6 hrs 6 mins (opera) + 20 mins (bonus)
No. of Discs: 3
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Works on This Recording

1.
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kostas Smoriginas (Baritone), Inna Dukach (Soprano), Gabriele Viviani (Baritone),
Hibla Gerzmava (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
2.
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Zheng Zhou (Baritone), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor),
Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Lukas Jakobski (Bass), Hubert Francis (Tenor),
Jeremy White (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
3.
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eri Nakamura (Soprano), Marco Berti (Tenor), Lise Lindstrom (Soprano)
Conductor:  Henrik Nánási
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

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 Puccini combo December 17, 2017 By Jim K. (Placerville, CA) See All My Reviews "This is a very nice album. The Blu-Ray discs give a fantastic picture and the audio is flawless. Beautiful music!!" Report Abuse
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