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Opera Explained: PUCCINI - Turandot (Smillie)

Opera Explained
An Introduction to… PUCCINI Turandot

Written by Thomson Smillie
Narrated by David Timson
1 CD
12-page booklet
8.558157
ISBN: 1-84379-097-1

Puccini’s swansong has a claim to being the last great popular opera. Its melodies have enchanted audiences since its posthumous premiere in 1926, two years after Puccini’s death. It involves a chilling story of love and cruelty, an intriguing cast of characters against the exotic backdrop of Imperial China, magnificent choruses and ensembles, and dazzling orchestration in an exotic score that comprises a string of remarkable arias – among which the great tenor aria ‘Nessun dorma’ is the jewel. It is more than Puccini’s last opera: it is the last word, in every sense, on Italian opera.

  An Introduction to... PUCCINI Turandot
1.   Introducting Turandot 00:02:28
2.   Opera in the 1800s 00:05:43
3.   Puccini's background 00:02:50
4.   Puccini's tenor arias 00:03:03
5.   Background and plot 00:03:56
6.   The opening: Peking 00:03:46
7.   Enter Liu, Timur, Calaf and the executioners 00:06:49
8.   Attempts to dissuade Calaf 00:05:20
9.   Act II, Scene 1 (Ping, Pang and Pong) 00:04:22
10.   Into the Riddle Scene (Act II, Scene 2) 00:05:17
11.   Turandot 00:07:33
12.   The three riddles 00:06:09
13.   Turandot and Calaf: Act II Finale 00:04:06
14.   Act III, Scene 1: Calaf 00:04:35
15.   The death of Liu 00:05:55
16.   Calaf's defrosting of the Ice Princess 00:07:02

Total Playing Time: 01:18:54






Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Catalogue No: 8.558157

Barcode: 0636943815724

Physical Release: 09/2004

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