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Title Turandot [videorecording] : in the Forbidden City of Beijing / Giacomo Puccini's opera on the original site, completed by Franco Alfano ; libretto, Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni ; a production of Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; stage director, Zhang Yimou ; producer, Konstantin Thoeren ; television director, Hugo Käch.

Imprint New York, NY : RCA Victor Red Seal : Distributed by BMG Entertainment, ℗1999.


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 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B PUCC TUR M17DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages ; 17 cm).
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Series BMG classics
BMG Classics (Series)
System Details DVD, widescreen (aspect ratio 16:9) presentation; digitally mastered 2.0 channel AC-3.
Language Sung in Italian, with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Performer Giovanna Casolla (Turandot) ; Sergeij Larin (Calaf) ; Barbara Frittoli (Liù) ; Carlo Colombara (Timur) ; Chorus and Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; Zubin Mehta, conductor.
Credits Choreographer, Chen Weiya ; director of photography, Cristiano Pogany ; camera operators, Tilman Büttner [and others] ; editor, Dirk Schwarz.
Note Executive producers, Opera on Original Site, China Performing Arts Agency ; organized by The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China ; UFA International Film & TV Production GmbH in association with CLT-UFA International and BMG Classics GmbH.
Event Recorded live in the Forbidden City, Beijing in Sept. 1998.
Note Program notes in English, French, German, and Italian, and DVD instructions (1 leaf ; 17 cm.) inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Set in Peking, Princess Turandot will become the bride of the royal suitor who can successfully answer three riddles. Unsuccessful suitors lose not only the hand of the princess, but their heads as well.
Note Special features: behind the scenes look at The making of Turandot ; PCM audio track with over 100 photographs from the production.
Contents Turandot : opera in 3 acts / Puccini -- Special features: The making of Turandot : behind the scenes of Giacomo Puccini's opera on the original site / director: Robert Fox ; producer: Konstantin Thoeren.
Subject Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 -- Film adaptations.
Operas -- Film adaptations.
Love -- Drama.
Beijing (China) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924.
Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954. Composer.
Adami, Giuseppe, 1878-1946. Librettist.
Simoni, Renato, 1875-1952. Librettist.
Zhang, Yimou. Director.
Chen, Weiya, 1956- Choreographer.
Thoeren, Konstantin. Producer.
Käch, Hugo. Director.
Casolla, Giovanna. Performer.
Larin, Sergeĭ, 1956-2008. Performer.
Frittoli, Barbara. Performer.
Colombara, Carlo. Performer.
Mehta, Zubin. Conductor.
Maggio musicale fiorentino. Coro. Performer.
Maggio musicale fiorentino. Orchestra. Performer.
Teatro comunale di Firenze. Production personnel.
BMG Classics Video. Distributor.
BMG Classics (Firm) Producer.
RCA Victor Red Seal. Publisher.
Note Title on container & disc label: Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing
Added Title Making of Turandot.
Standard No. 743216091720
Music No. 74321-60917-2 BMG Classics

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