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  • Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Turandot, Act 1
  • 1Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "Popoli di Pekino!"05:35
  • 2Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "Gira la cote!"07:05
  • 3Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "O giovinetto! Grazia, grazia!"05:07
  • 4Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "Figlio, che fai?"01:40
  • 5Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "Fermo! Che fai? T'arresta"06:15
  • 6Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "Signore, ascolta"02:40
  • 7Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 1: "Non piangere Liù"05:14
  • Turandot, Act 2
  • 8Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Olà, Pang! Olà, Pong!"03:20
  • 9Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Ho una casa nell'Honan"03:42
  • 10Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "O mondo, O mondo"05:31
  • 11Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: Introduzione (Scene 2)01:01
  • 12Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Gravi, enormi ed impotenti"03:27
  • 13Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Un giuramento atroce mi costringe"04:03
  • 14Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Popolo di Pekino"01:56
  • 15Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "In questa reggia"06:34
  • 16Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Straniero, ascolta"06:48
  • 17Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Gloria, gloria, o vincitore"04:07
  • 18Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 2: "Tre enigmi m'hai proposto"04:13
  • Turandot, Act 3
  • 19Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: Introduzione - "Così comanda Turandot"03:27
  • 20Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Nessun dorma!"06:42
  • 21Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Principessa divina!"07:11
  • 22Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Tu che di gel sei cinta"02:52
  • 23Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Tu che di gel sei cinta"04:43
  • 24Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Principessa di morte!"03:16
  • 25Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Che è mai di me?"02:46
  • 26Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Del primo pianto...Più grande vittoria non voler"03:56
  • 27Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "So il tuo nome!"02:13
  • 28Giacomo Puccini: Turandot / Act 3: "Diecimile anni al nostro Imperatore...Padre augusto"02:27
  • Total Runtime01:57:51

Info for Puccini: Turandot (Remastered)

“Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginitive. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding Turandot on CD.” (The Penguin Guide)

“Turandot is a psychologically complex work fusing appalling sadism with self-sacrificing devotion. The icy Princess of China has agreed to marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles she has posed. If he fails his head will roll. Calaf, the son of the exiled Tartar king Timur, answers all the questions easily and when Turandot hesitates to accept him, magnanimously offers her a riddle in return – 'What is his name?'. Liù, Calaf's faithful slave-girl, is tortured but rather than reveal his identity kills herself. Turandot finally capitulates, announcing that his name is Love. Dame Joan Sutherland's assumption of the title role is statuesque, combining regal poise with a more human warmth, while Montserrat Caballé is a touchingly sympathetic Liù, skilfully steering the character away from any hint of the mawkish. Pavarotti's Calaf is a heroic figure in splendid voice and the chorus is handled with great power, baying for blood at one minute, enraptured with Liù's nobility at the next. Mehta conducts with great passion and a natural feel for Puccini's wonderfully tempestuous drama. Well recorded.” (The Gramophone Classical Music Guide)

Joan Sutherland, soprano (Turandot)
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor (Calaf)
Montserrat Caballé, soprano (Liù)
Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass (Timur)
Tom Krause, baritone (Ping)
Pier Francesco Poli, tenor (Pang)
Piero De Palma, tenor (Pong)
Peter Pears, tenor (L’imperatore Altoum)
Sabin Markov, baritone (Un mandarino)
John Alldis Choir
London Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor

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