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Puccini: Turandot / Licata, Foster, Kwon, Macfarlane, Corcoran


Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Opera Australia   Catalog #: 56034   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  David CorcoranGraeme MacfarlaneSusan FosterShane Lowrencev,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrea Licata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Australia ChorusVictoria Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 1 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With Rosario La Spina cast as Calaf, Susan Foster as the icy princess and Hyeseoung Kwon as the loyal slave girl Liù, the singing throughout is superlative. The choreography and direction of Graeme Murphy is visionary, add the set and costume designs of Kristian Fredrikson, and the lighting of John Drummond Montgomery and this production is glorious in its beauty. With Rosario La Spina cast as Calaf, Susan Foster as the icy princess and Hyeseoung Kwon as the loyal slave girl Liù, the singing throughout is superlative. The choreography and direction of Graeme Murphy is visionary, add the set and costume designs of Kristian Fredrikson, and the lighting of John Drummond Montgomery and this production is glorious in its beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  David Corcoran (Tenor), Graeme Macfarlane (Tenor), Susan Foster (Soprano),
Shane Lowrencev (Bass), Hyeseoung Kwon (Soprano), Rosario La Spina (Tenor),
Jud Arthur (Bass), Andrew Moran (Baritone), Benjamin Rasheed (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andrea Licata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Australia Chorus,  Victoria Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 One of the Best September 15, 2013 By Herb C. (Sandwich, IL) See All My Reviews "I admit I love Turandot. I have at least 4 recordings and it is a thrill when you get to hear new voices. This recording is worth the price just to hear the Liu. This is a major star in the making, vibrant, touching and she has volume when needed (her name is H. Kwon). I would have loved Rosario La Spina a tad more if he held a few of the high notes a tad longer (a la Signore Pavarotti), but he has a voice that I want to hear more of. Susan Foster handles the tessitura of the title role quite well and she understands the ice princess to a tee. All in all a good addition. My favorites are still the Marton/Heppner or the Sutherland/Pavarotti recordings." Report Abuse
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