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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Decca's 1972 recording of "Turandot" features an all-star cast led by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Turandot doesn't seem like the most natural role for Sutherland and she never sang it on-stage, but she adapts to its requirements with panache, delivering a performance with an impressive dramatic range and dazzling vocal mastery. Pavarotti was close to the height of his powers when he made the recording and he sings with his characteristic passion and warmth. Montserrat Caballé, who had also sung the title role, is fabulous as Liù, creating a vivid characterization and singing with exceptional purity. It's real luxury casting to have singers of the reputation of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Decca's 1972 recording of "Turandot" features an all-star cast led by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Turandot doesn't seem like the most natural role for Sutherland and she never sang it on-stage, but she adapts to its requirements with panache, delivering a performance with an impressive dramatic range and dazzling vocal mastery. Pavarotti was close to the height of his powers when he made the recording and he sings with his characteristic passion and warmth. Montserrat Caballé, who had also sung the title role, is fabulous as Liù, creating a vivid characterization and singing with exceptional purity. It's real luxury casting to have singers of the reputation of Nicolai Ghiaurov, Peter Pears, and Tom Krause in the roles of Timur, the Emperor, and Ping, and they each bring great artistry to these small roles. The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays the score with sparkle and spirit, and the John Alldis Choir is terrific in the crucial choral parts. Zubin Mehta captures the Romantic sweep and colorful strangeness of the opera and gives it a convincing dramatic shape. This generous highlights disc includes more than half of the opera's music. The sound is mostly good, but doesn't quite have the depth or presence typical of Decca's best opera recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1998
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028945820224
  • Catalog Number: 458202
  • Sales rank: 27,786

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turandot, opera: Act 1. Popolo di Pekino! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (5:35)
  2. 2 Turandot, opera: Act 1. Gira la cote! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (7:07)
  3. 3 Turandot, opera: Act 1. Signore, ascolta! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (2:40)
  4. 4 Turandot, opera: Act 1. Non piangere, Liù! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (2:17)
  5. 5 Turandot, opera: Act 1. Ah! Per l'ultima volta! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (2:49)
  6. 6 Turandot, opera: Act 2. Ola, Pang! Ola, Pong! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (3:17)
  7. 7 Turandot, opera: Act 2. Ho una casa nell'Honan - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (3:47)
  8. 8 Turandot, opera: Act 2. In questa Reggia - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (6:41)
  9. 9 Turandot, opera: Act 2. Gelo che ti dà foco - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (3:11)
  10. 10 Turandot, opera: Act 2. Figlio del Cielo! - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (3:08)
  11. 11 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Nessun dorma! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (2:59)
  12. 12 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Quel nome! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (1:24)
  13. 13 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Tanto amore segreto - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (3:04)
  14. 14 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Tu che di gel sei cinta - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (7:33)
  15. 15 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Principessa di morte! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (3:17)
  16. 16 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Che è mai di me? - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (2:45)
  17. 17 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Del primo pianto - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (3:57)
  18. 18 Turandot, opera: Act 3. So il tuo nome! - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (2:13)
  19. 19 Turandot, opera: Act 3. Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore! - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joan Sutherland Primary Artist
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