Theater: Royal Opera House (London)

Role: Calaf

Conductor: Henrik Nánási

Andrei Serban's spectacular and thrilling 1984 production of Puccini's final and grandest opera has long been a classic at the Royal Opera House. First filmed for BBC TV in the 80s, this new recording of its fifteenth revival is in stunning HD and makes this famous production available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. The release will rightfully take its place alongside the outstanding Royal Opera Puccini DVDs of La Bohème, Tosca (on EMI) and Il Trittico. American Lise Lindstrom is one of the very few contemporary Turandots who can genuinely sing this killer' role, and is supported by a touching Liù from Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura and an unashamedly Italianite Calaf from Marco Berti. The young Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási directs the large orchestra and all-important chorus.   Running time: 125 minutes  Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/KO  Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS 

Original Release Date: 2013


Label: OpusArte