Metropolitan Opera: TURANDOT
Metropolitan Opera: TURANDOT (2015)
Genres: Opera
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Christine Goerke, Lise Lindstrom, and Nina Stemme, three of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, take turns in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. Tenors Marcelo Álvarez and Marco Berti are Calàf, the brave prince who sings "Nessun dorma" and wins her love. Franco Zeffirelli's golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.

LIBRETTIST Franco Alfano.

World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, April 1926. Met and U.S. premiere: November 16, 1926.

Puccini's final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend, loosely based on a play by 18th-century Italian dramatist Carlo Gozzi. Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini, bursting with instantly appealing melody. The unenviable task of completing the opera's final scene upon Puccini's sudden death was left to the composer Franco Alfano. Conductor Arturo Toscanini oversaw Alfano's contribution and led the world premiere.

In original language with English subtitles.

Release Date: 18.07.2018
Length: 2h 19 min
Production company: The Metropolitan Opera
Distributor: Forum Cinemas, SIA
 

 

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