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Title Turandot [(DVD) videorecording] : at 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 Kach.

Publication Info. New York, NY : RCA Victor Red Seal, [1999]
Distributed by BMG Entertainment.
℗1999
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  782.1 TUR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, digitally mastered 2.0 channel AC-3; 16:9 aspect ratio.
Language Sung in Italian, with subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
Performer Giovanna Casolla (Turandot) ; Sergeij Larin (Calaf) ; Barbara Frittoli (Liu) ; Carlo Colombara (Timur) ; Chorus and Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ; Zubin Mehta, conductor.
Credits Choreographer, Chen Weiya ; director of photography, Cristiano Pogany ; camera operators, Tilman Buttner ... [et al.] ; 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.
Program notes in English, French, German, and Italian (19 pages ; 17 cm.) and DVD instructions (1 leaf ; 17 cm.) inserted in container.
Special features include: spoken commentary and synopsis in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese ; The making of Turandot (30 min.) in English and German with French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese subtitles ; PCM audio track with still images ; multiple camera angles.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Event Videodisc release of the 1998 production recorded live in the Forbidden City, Beijing.
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.
Subject Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 -- Television adaptations.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 -- Film adaptations.
Operas -- Videodiscs.
Musical films -- Videodiscs.
Love -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Beijing (China) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Added Author Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954, composer.
Adami, Giuseppe, 1878-1946, librettist.
Simoni, Renato, 1875-1952, librettist.
Zhang, Yimou, director.
Käch, Hugo, director.
Casolla, Giovanna, performer.
Larin, Sergeĭ, 1956-2008, performer.
Frittoli, Barbara, performer.
Colombara, Carlo, performer.
Mehta, Zubin, conductor.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Turandot.
Teatro comunale di Firenze, production personnel.
Maggio musicale florentino.
Added Title Turandot
Note Title on container & videocassette 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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