DVD/BLU-RAY of TURANDOT at Royal Opera House


Turandot Lise Lindstrom
Calaf Marco Berti
Liù Eri Nakamura
Ping Dionysios Sourbis
Pong Douglas Jones
Pang David Butt Philip
Altoum Alasdair Elliott
Timur Raymond Aceto

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor Henrik Nánási
Director Andrei Serban
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, September 2013

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