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Turandot : in the Forbidden City of Beijing

Author: Giacomo PucciniFranco AlfanoGiuseppe AdamiRenato SimoniYimou ZhangAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : RCA Victor Red Seal : Distributed by BMG Entertainment, 1999.
Series: BMG Classics (Series)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : ItalianView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Puccini; Franco Alfano; Giuseppe Adami; Renato Simoni; Yimou Zhang; Weiya Chen; Konstantin Thoeren; Hugo Käch; Giovanna Casolla; Sergeĭ Larin; Barbara Frittoli; Carlo Colombara; Zubin Mehta; Teatro comunale di Firenze.; BMG Classics Video.; BMG Classics (Firm); RCA Victor Red Seal
OCLC Number: 42001051
Language Note: 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.
Program notes in English, French, German, and Italian, 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.
Credits: Choreographer, Chen Weiya ; director of photography, Cristiano Pogany ; camera operators, Tilman Büttner ... [et al.] ; editor, Dirk Schwarz.
Performer(s): Giovanna Casolla (Turandot) ; Sergeij Larin (Calaf) ; Barbara Frittoli (Liù) ; Carlo Colombara (Timur) ; Chorus and Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; Zubin Mehta, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live in the Forbidden City, Beijing in Sept. 1998.
Description: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 p. ; 17 cm).
Details: DVD; aspect ratio 16:9; digitally mastered 2.0 channel AC-3.
Contents: Turandot : opera in 3 acts / Puccini --
Special features: The making of Turandot : Behind the scenes of Giacomo Puccini's opera on the original site / Director: Robert Fox ; Producer: Konstantin Thoeren.
Series Title: BMG Classics (Series)
Other Titles: Making of Turandot.
Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing
Responsibility: 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.

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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.

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