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Author: Franco ZeffirelliEva MartonPlácido DomingoJames LevinePaul PlishkaAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon Video ; New York : Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Records, [1989?]
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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In a legendary time in Beijing, a beautiful but icy Chinese princess is finally won by a handsome foreign prince who manages successfully to answer the riddles she puts to her suitors. Puccini died just before he finished the opera.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Zeffirelli; Eva Marton; Plácido Domingo; James Levine; Paul Plishka; Leona Mitchell; Giuseppe Adami; Renato Simoni; Franco Alfano; Kirk Browning; Peter Gelb; Samuel J Paul; Giacomo Puccini; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Deutsche Grammophon Video.
OCLC Number: 28566371
Language Note: Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Notes: Opera in three acts.
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.
Music of last duet and finale completed by Franco Alfano.
Originally released on cassette: c1988.
Program notes and synopsis in English and French inserted in slipcase.
Deutsche Grammophon: 072 510-1 (072 820-1--072 821-1).
Credits: Stage production, set design, Franco Zeffirelli ; video director, Kirk Browning ; executive producer, Peter Gelb ; producer, Samuel J. Paul.
Performer(s): Eva Marton, Leona Mitchell, sopranos ; Plácido Domingo, tenor ; Paul Plishka, bass ; supporting vocal soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Orchestra and Ballet ; James Levine, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Apr. 1987.
Description: 2 videodiscs (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in.
Details: "CD video" i.e. laser optical CLV, NTSC, extended play; digital stereo. audio, CX noise reduction.
Responsibility: Giacomo Puccini.

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In a legendary time in Beijing, a beautiful but icy Chinese princess is finally won by a handsome foreign prince who manages successfully to answer the riddles she puts to her suitors. Puccini died just before he finished the opera.

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