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Turandot (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Music  |  4 April 1987 (USA)
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Himself - Conductor
Eva Marton ...
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Leona Mitchell ...
Liù
Hugues Cuénod ...
Paul Plishka ...
Timur
Brian Schexnayder ...
Ping
Allan Glassman ...
Pang
...
Pong
Gary Cordial ...
Three Masks
Christopher Stocker ...
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Joseph Fritz ...
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Arthur Thompson ...
Mandarin
Roger Koch ...
Executioner
Scott Forrest ...
Prince of Persia
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Spectacular version that will make you love the opera of Puccini
13 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Turandot is better heard and seen rather that just being heard alone. This 1988 version of the Opera is by far the best version on video at this time. I have seen all versions of Turandot in video but this stands to be the best. For the following reasons,

It showcases the most versatile tenor in history, Placido Domingo who does not only have the voice quality but a very good acting ability as well. There is a continuous argument as who is the better tenor, Domingo or Pavarotti? All I can say is this, Pavarotti may have the better vocal version of Nessun Dorma, but Domingo when on stage is not Domingo singing Nessun Dorma but he is Calaf proclaiming victory in the night.

Eva Marton on stage is the coldest Turandot I have ever seen. She is untouchable. Although her voice may not be the best compared to the other great supranos like Sutherland (who has a recording of Turandot but never performed on stage) Callas (No stage performance of Turandot preserved on video) and Tebaldi. She compensates it well with great stage acting. Which is a very vital part in watching opera because most of the time you get cues on what they mean thru the actors acting ability rather than meaning of liberretto because very few of us understand Italian anyway.

Franco Z is the stage director of this version. His stunning set can make you feel as if you are in mainland China witnessing a story unfolding.

Leontyne Price is another great voice with superb stage performance. Her role as Lui is one of the most convincing one.

Bottom line this is the best version of Turandot in the acting department and stage design. This version will make you love the great Opera of Puccini Turandot

But I still feel sad that this version is only available in VHS. I wonder if a DVD version would be available someday.


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