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Turandot

Author: Giuseppe AdamiRenato SimoniFranco ZeffirelliKirk BrowningEva MartonAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, ©2003.
Series: DVD Video.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : ItalianView all editions and formats
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Set in mythical Peking, Princess Turandot declares she will marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles she sets him. Failure to solve the riddles will result in execution. Prince Calaf, in spite of many entreaties not to do so, wishes to seek the hand of Turandot. Calaf solves the riddles, but gives Turandot another chance to be rid of him. Ultimately, Turandot discovers that love is the answer she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Opera television programs
Televised operas
Nonfiction television programs
Italian language television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
Music Type: Operas
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Adami; Renato Simoni; Franco Zeffirelli; Kirk Browning; Eva Marton; Leona Mitchell; Plácido Domingo; Paul Plishka; Hugues Cuénod; Brian Schexnayder; Allan Glassman; Anthony Laciura; Gil Wechsler; James Levine; Giacomo Puccini; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus.; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet.; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra.; Deutsche Grammophon (Firm); Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 53033754
Language Note: Sung in Italian; optional subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese.
Notes: Opera in 3 acts.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German (50 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features: Picture gallery ("Turandot" at the MET); trailer.
Credits: Choreographer, Chiang Ching ; set designer, Franco Zeffirelli ; costume designers, Dada Saligeri, Anna Anni ; lighting designer, Gil Wechsler.
Performer(s): Eva Marton (Turandot) ; Leona Mitchell (Liù) ; Plácido Domingo (Calaf) ; Paul Plishka (Timur) ; Hugues Cuénod (L'Imperatore Altoum) ; Brian Schexnayder (Ping) ; Allan Glassman (Pang) ; Anthony Laciura (Pong) ; supporting soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra ; James Levine, conductor.
Event notes: Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, April 1987 for the Metropolitan Opera Telecast Series.
Description: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 0; NTSC; DTS 5.1, Dolby digital 5.1, PCM stereo.; aspect ratio 4:3.
Series Title: DVD Video.
Responsibility: music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni ; stage production by Franco Zeffirelli ; video director, Kirk Browning ; the Metropolitan Opera presents.

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Set in mythical Peking, Princess Turandot declares she will marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles she sets him. Failure to solve the riddles will result in execution. Prince Calaf, in spite of many entreaties not to do so, wishes to seek the hand of Turandot. Calaf solves the riddles, but gives Turandot another chance to be rid of him. Ultimately, Turandot discovers that love is the answer she needs.

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