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Turandot (2002)

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Wiener Philharmoniker Wiener Philharmoniker ... Orchestra
Valery Gergiev ... Conductor
Gabriele Schnaut Gabriele Schnaut ... Turandot
Robert Tear Robert Tear ... Altoum
Paata Burchuladze Paata Burchuladze ... Timur
Johan Botha Johan Botha ... Calaf
Cristina Gallardo Domas Cristina Gallardo Domas ... Liù (as Cristina Gallardo-Domas)
Boaz Daniel Boaz Daniel ... Ping
Vicente Ombuena Vicente Ombuena ... Pang
Steve Davislim Steve Davislim ... Pong
Robert Bork ... Ein Mandarin
Wiener Staatsopernchor Wiener Staatsopernchor ... Choir
Tölzer Knabenchor Tölzer Knabenchor ... Choir
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg Mozarteumorchester Salzburg ... Orchestra (as Mozarteum Orchester)
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Music | Musical

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Austria | France

Language:

Italian

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August 2002 (Austria) See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, 2002. See more »

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Version of Turandot (1987) See more »

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Great stage direction and great Liu
2 May 2004 | by fernavarroSee all my reviews

This movie was recorded during the 2002 Salzburg Festival. Valery Gergiev provides a quite good performance, as he uses to do, and the stage presents very brilliant moments, for example, the impressive image of Turandot, especially when filmed from the bottom of the scene by the expert Brian Large. Cristina Gallardo Domas as Liu clearly outcomes in this cast although I cannot help mentioning my favourite Liu, Monserrat Caballé. She did set a so high standard for this role that further performances slightly get to approach her. Good Calaf and Turandot and perhaps a not very remarkable Ping, Pang, Pong trio.

It is important to mention that this record includes a recomposed end part by Luciano Berio that adds interest to this edition. Anyway one always misses that extraordinary final that only Puccini could have done.


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