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American Lise Lindstrom is an outstanding Turandot, supported by a touching Liù from Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura and an unashamedly Italianite Calaf from Marco Berti. The young Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási directs the large orchestra and all-important chorus in this live recording at the Royal Opera House in 2013. © 2016 Read complete review

Patrick Dillon
Opera News, November 2014

PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Royal Opera House, 2013) (NTSC) OA1132D
PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Royal Opera House, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7142D

Conductor Henrik Nánási merits…praise for a strongly outlined but singer-sensitive reading of the score…the young Hungarian clearly knows what he’s doing…Lise Lindstrom, making her Royal Opera debut in a role she’s clearly made her own…she compellingly limns Turandot’s vacillation between masked, hieratic ice goddess and flesh-and-blood woman. She’s well contrasted with Eri Nakamura, a winningly straightforward Liù with a basically lovely, silvery soprano… © 2014 Opera News Read complete review

Steven Ritter
Audiophile Audition, September 2014

Lise Lindstrom and Eri Nakamura provide excellent foils…The brilliantly decorative sets add to the visual delight…Maestro Nanasi galvanizes the cast to heights of splendor, and the video and audio are superb, making this a recommendable production… © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review

Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, August 2014

Eri Nakamura as Liù makes a good impression from her interchange with Calaf in Act I onwards. Throughout her interrogation and torture she is impressive and Tu che di gel sei cinta is very moving. With very accomplished performances from Raymond Aceto as Timur and Alasdair Elliott’s Emperor, and with the Ping-Pang-Pong trio sounding much more than the semi-comic automatons that they sometimes resemble, it’s not hard to see why one magazine made this their opera recording of the month.

There’s a very good sense of presence and excellent balance between voices and orchestra, even heard in 2-channel format. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Michael Scott Rohan
BBC Music Magazine, July 2014

PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Royal Opera House, 2013) (NTSC) OA1132D
PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Royal Opera House, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7142D

Lise Lindstrom is pretty much the ideal Ice Princess: her voice one of steely intensity. In the Riddle Scene she flutters over Calaf with vampiric sadism, yet also conveys Turandot’s uncertainty and misdirected emotions. Mario Berti as Calaf has a clarion voice and dignified presence, radiating a grim courage that suggests he is driven by humanity as well as passions. © 2014 BBC Music Magazine

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