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Turandot [videorecording]: In the Forbidden City of Beijing

Giacomo Puccini's opera on the original site, completed by Franco Alfano ; libretto, Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni ; a production of Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; stage director, Zhang Yimou ; producer, Konstantin Thoeren ; television director, Hugo Käch
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well.
Director
Hugo Käch
Performers
Giovanna Casolla (Turandot) ; Sergeij Larin (Calaf) ; Barbara Frittoli (Liù) ; Carlo Colombara (Timur) ; Chorus and Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; Zubin Mehta, conductor.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
126 min.
Language
Sung in Italian, with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese
Notes
  • Executive producers, Opera on Original Site, China Performing Arts Agency ; organized by The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China ; UFA International Film & TV Production GmbH in association with CLT-UFA International and BMG Classics GmbH.
  • Format: 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Program notes in English, French, German, and Italian (19 p. ; 17 cm.) and DVD instructions (1 leaf ; 17 cm.) inserted in container.
  • Special features include: spoken commentary and synopsis in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese ; The making of Turandot (30 min.) in English and German with French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese subtitles ; PCM audio track with still images ; multiple camera angles.
Variant Title
Title on container & videocassette label: Turandot at the forbidden city of Beijing
Related Title
Red Seal. publisher.
Making of Turandot.
Credits
Choreographer, Chen Weiya ; director of photography, Cristiano Pogany ; camera operators, Tilman Büttner ... [et al.] ; editor, Dirk Schwarz.
Published
New York, NY : RCA Victor Red Seal : Distributed by BMG Entertainment, p1999.
Recording Info
Videodisc release of the 1998 production recorded live in the Forbidden City, Beijing.
Publisher no.
74321-60917-2 BMG Classics
Description
1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, digitally mastered 2.0 channel AC-3.
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