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Turandot (San Francisco Opera)

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Overview

Giacomo Puccini's final opera, Turandot is regarded as one of his strongest and most emotionally powerful works, and it receives an opulent production in this staging produced by the San Francisco Opera Company. Recorded during a 1994 performance, Turandot stars Eva Marton and Michael Sylvester. David Hockney designed the sets and costumes, and Donald Runnicles conducted the orchestra.
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Overview

Giacomo Puccini's final opera, Turandot is regarded as one of his strongest and most emotionally powerful works, and it receives an opulent production in this staging produced by the San Francisco Opera Company. Recorded during a 1994 performance, Turandot stars Eva Marton and Michael Sylvester. David Hockney designed the sets and costumes, and Donald Runnicles conducted the orchestra.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 807280008999
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 2:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 74,513

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eva Marton
Michael Sylvester Calaf
Lucia Mazzaria Liù
Kevin Langan Timur
Theodore Baerg Ping
Dennis Peterson Pang
Craig Estep Pong
Donald Runnicles Conductor
Technical Credits
Ian Falconer Costumes/Costume Designer
Judy Flannery Producer
David Hockney Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Turandot
   Start Programme
   Select Title
      First Act
      Second Act
         Scene One
         Scene Two
      Third Act
         Scene One
         Scene Two
   Subtitles
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Nederlands
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Horrrible.

    I thought this production was altogether pretty bad.Calaf has an American accent. Turandot looks way to old and has a tough time reaching her notes. Ping ,Pand and pong look like italian clowns in patched up gear.The chorus has a really hard time staying on key.Especially the soprans. Liu has a really lilty voice and isn't pretty at all. Its not worth your money and if you're looking for quality opera its definately not worth your time. If you really want to see this check it out at your local library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great show

    This is a gorgeous production. I have the Met DVD as well, and it's a tossup between them. Eva Marton is in both. She is good as Turandot, but her interpretation is pretty much the same in both productions. I like Michael Sylvester a lot- he has a beautiful, powerful voice, and his acting is very good. Lucia Mazzaria is okay as Liu, but the Met's Leona Mitchell is much better. The sets and costumes on this DVD have a surreal, Oriental edge to them that brings a new level to the opera which the Met's traditional ones can't match. The sound and picture quality are better here. The SF chorus and orchestra do as well as the Met's, so maybe this one is the best choice after all.

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