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Puccini: Turandot / Dimitrova, Martinucci, Arena

Puccini / Dimitrova / Arena
Release Date: 07/29/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4383  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Graziano PolidoriPier Francesco PoliIvo VincoCecilia Gasdia,   ... 
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The legend of the beautiful, but icy, Princess Turandot is the basis for the last of Puccini’s operas – in fact he did not live to complete it. The Chinese background to the story is amply reflected not only in the staging but in the skillful use of original Chinese themes in the music.

The great open-air Arena at Verona is ideally suited to the spectacular chorus scenes which constitute such a significant part of this opera. The title role is taken by the Bulgarian soprano Ghena Dimitrova, with Nicola Martinucci as the unknown Prince Calaf, Cecilia Gasdia as the slave-girl Liù and Ivo Vinco as Timur.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 full screen
Sound: L-PCM Read more /> Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Works on This Recording

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Graziano Polidori (Bass), Pier Francesco Poli (Tenor), Ivo Vinco (Bass),
Cecilia Gasdia (Soprano), Nicola Martinucci (Tenor), Gianfranco Manganotti (Tenor),
Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano), Antonio Bevacqua (Tenor), Orazio Mori (Bass),
Ivan del Manto (Voice)
Conductor:  Maurizio Arena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

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