DVD + Blu-Ray:
Puccini: Turandot

Author: Bel Air Media

Puccini’s Turandot conquers the Teatro Real in a new production by Robert Wilson. With Irene Theorin, Gregory Kunde, Yolanda Auyanet and many more.

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    BAC170 BAC570 PUCCINI: TURANDOT [DVD & BLU-RAY] © Javier del Real

  • BAC170 BAC570 PUCCINI: TURANDOT [DVD & BLU-RAY] | Copyright: © Javier del Real

    BAC170 BAC570 PUCCINI: TURANDOT [DVD & BLU-RAY] © Javier del Real

Giacomo Puccini wrote what was supposed to be his last opera at a time where, riddled with disease and old age as he was, he felt like his own turmoil was reflected in the outside world: itself staggering, overwhelmed and smashed by the chaos of European diplomacy. In spite of these obstacles, he persevered and worked until the end of his life on this opera that he left unfinished but that proved to be a “way out” for him in many ways. Drawn from an ancient Persian epic from the 13th century, Turandot was an excuse to escape into a new universe, one made of unexpected sounds and symbols. Here, in a world removed both geographically and chronologically from his own reality, he gave into the seductive powers of exoticism and eroticism, just as his own heroin Princess Turandot abandons herself to the mysteries of love and forgiveness.

After twenty years of absence, Puccini’s Turandot was revived on the stage of the Teatro Real in a new production by American stage director Robert Wilson. One of the most important visual artist of our times, the director hadn’t worked on a Puccini opera in twenty-five years, since his Madama Butterfly commissioned by the Paris Opera in 1993. This new encounter between his powerful visual universe and Puccini’s evocative music was bound to be an outstanding event. Carried out by a brilliant cast of singers, dominated by Irene Theorin as Turandot, Gregory Kunde as Calaf and Yolanda Auyanet as Liù, this magnificent production is conducted by the Teatro Real’s associate musical director Nicola Luisotti – and has been met with universal acclaim.

Original title Turandot
Genre Opera
Recording location Teatro Real (Madrid)
Recording date December 2018
Duration 122 min.
Video format Color, 16:9, NTSC (DVD) / Full HD (Blu-ray)
Audio format PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD) / DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 (Blu-ray)
TV Director Andy Sommer
Composer Giacom Puccini
Orchestra / Band Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real - Madrid
Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Chorus Master Andrés Máspero
Stage Director Robert Wilson
Soloist Iréne Theorin (Turandot)
Soloist Gregory Kunde (Calaf)
Soloist Yolanda Auyanet (Liù)
Soloist Andrea Mastroni (Timur)
Distribution DVD Bel Air Classiques / Naxos Distribution



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