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Title Turandot [videorecording] / music by Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni ; stage production by Franco Zeffirelli ; video director, Kirk Browning ; the Metropolitan Opera presents.

Publication Info. Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B PUCC TUR L52DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (50 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
NTSC rda
video file DVD video all regions rda
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (aspect ratio 4:3) presentation; DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo.
Language Sung in Italian; optional subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese.
Note Opera in 3 acts.
Performer 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.
Credits Choreographer, Chiang Ching ; set designer, Franco Zeffirelli ; costume designers, Dada Saligeri, Anna Anni ; lighting designer, Gil Wechsler.
Event Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, April 1987 for the Metropolitan Opera Telecast Series.
Note Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: picture gallery ("Turandot" at the MET); trailer.
Subject Operas.
Princes -- Drama.
Princesses -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- China -- Drama.
Genre/Form Opera television programs.
Televised operas.
Added Author Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924, composer.
Adami, Giuseppe, 1878-1946. Librettist.
Simoni, Renato, 1875-1952. Librettist.
Zeffirelli, Franco. Director. Set designer.
Browning, Kirk, 1921-2008. Director.
Marton, Eva. Singer.
Mitchell, Leona. Singer.
Domingo, Plácido, 1941- Singer.
Plishka, Paul, 1941- Singer.
Cuénod, Hugues. Singer.
Schexnayder, Brian, 1953- Singer.
Glassman, Allan. Singer.
Laciura, Anthony. Singer.
Wechsler, Gil. Lighting designer.
Levine, James, 1943- Conductor.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus. Performer.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet. Performer.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra. Performer.
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Standard No. 044007305898
Music No. B0000852-09 Deutsche Grammophon

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