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Opera of the week: Turandot October 20, 2006

Posted by Jeff in Italian, Opera, Theater.

PavarottiFrom November 4, 1977, an all-star performance of Giacomo Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, at the San Francisco Opera. Turandot: Montserrat Caballe; Calaf: Luciano Pavarotti; Liu: Leona Mitchell; Timur: Giorgio Tozzi; Ping: Dale Duesing; Pang: Remy Corazza; Pong: Joseph Frank; Altoum: Raymond Manton; Mandarin: Aldo Bramante. Conducted by Riccardo Chailly.

Act I:

Act II:

Act III:

The audio is courtesy of my favorite opera queen, La Cieca, and her website, Parterre Box. God save the queens; opera would be very boring without them us.

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