Great Performances (1971– )
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Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing 

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Giovanna Casolla ...
Sergej Larin ...
Calaf (as Sergeij Larin)
Barbara Frittoli ...
Liù
Carlo Colombara ...
Timur
José Fardilha ...
Ping
Francesco Piccoli ...
Pang
Carlo Allemano ...
Pong
Aldo Bottion ...
Vittorio Vitelli ...
Un Mandarino
Yuanyuan Liu ...
Executioner (as Liu Yuanyuan)
Zubin Mehta ...
Himself - Conductor
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Calaf may have been based on the singer Tansen, who commanded such a high price for performing that only the Sultan of India himself could hire him. See more »

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Referenced in The Turandot Project (2000) See more »

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Lavish setting. Marvelous production. Thin on sound.
10 November 2003 | by (Winchester, CA) – See all my reviews

Lavish, authentic setting. Choice of the Ninja-style executioner as a red-flag waving female-- a superb touch! Staging incredible! Overall acting-- a Forbidden City "B". Sound engineering/production-- disappointingly thin (perhaps due to the "outdoor" staging). However, the sound track, featured separately from the stage production on the DVD, was excellent! This DVD also features interviews with principal artists, staging, and captivating behind-the-scenes interviews.


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