Princeton University Library Catalog

Turandot / Puccini.

Composer:
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 [Browse]
Format:
Audio
Language:
Italian
Published/​Created:
New York, NY : RCA Victor, [1996]
Description:
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Series:
Naxos Music Library. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006).
Notes:
  • Opera in 3 acts.
  • Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni; last duet and finale completed by Franco Alfano; based on Carlo Gozzi's drama of the same name.
  • Originally released as analog discs in 1960.
Time and place of event:
Recorded 1959 July 3-11 Rome Opera House.
Source of description:
Hard copy version record.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s):
Birgit Nilsson, Renata Tebaldi, sopranos; Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Giorgio Tozzi, bass; with supporting soloists; Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor.
Language(s):
Sung in Italian.
Subject(s):
Operas [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Streaming audio.
Publisher no.:
888880759382
International Standard Recording Code:
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