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Patrick Dillon
Opera News, April 2016

Mario Malagnini, another veteran, owns a handsomely bronzed tenor that ascends commandingly to the top, and his crystal-clear diction is one of the performance’s great pleasures.

…the orchestra does nicely under Donato Renzetti… © 2016 Opera News Read complete review



Richard Sininger
American Record Guide, March 2016

PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Teatro Carlo Felice, 2012) (NTSC) DYN-33764
PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Bregenz Festival, 2015) (NTSC) 731408

…the Genoa performance fares much better musically. Daniela Dessi’s…voice is a solid one to start with, and her experience and technique enable her to portray a convincing Turandot. The tenor, Mario Malagnini, has a large, heroic sounding voice that copes easily with all of Calaf’s music. The Liu, Roberta Canzian, has a fine lyric voice, but she ignores the pianissimos in Liu’s arias. Both Ping, Pang, and Pong trios are excellent, and both Timurs are adequate. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Janos Gardonyi
The WholeNote, January 2016

The leading lady Daniela Dessi…is a sensitive, even anguished and entirely believable Turandot. The primo tenore Mario Malagnini, a compassionate and tender Kalaf with tremendous vocal power even in the high tessitura, makes a strong impression. The young Roberta Canzian steals some of Signora Dessi’s glory with her brave and impassioned, beautiful performance as Liu. Right down to the lowliest choristers the singing is first class, but the three Chinese ministers deserve a special mention for their amusing, colourful and superbly choreographed trios that comment on the action with a rather cruel, even sadistic humour. And the one who controls it all is Donato Renzetti, …who, with oriental rhythms and shimmering textures, makes everything come alive and throb with excitement. © 2016 The WholeNote Read complete review



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, December 2015

…Daniela Dessi is a very attractive Princess emoting furiously during the questioning scene. © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review





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