Turandot from the Verona Arena: Franco Zeffirelli’s epic production of Puccini’s masterpiece.
In its 88th year, the prestigious Verona Arena Festival honoured the legendary Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli. Zeffirelli delivered an opulent staging af the fairy-tale story of the Chinese Princess Turandot, who will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles.
The Russian soprano Maria Guleghina proved a brilliant Turandot, whilst tenor Salvatore Licitra’s trump card is his imposingly radiant voice of which he remains in sovereign control even in the role’s muchfeared tessitura. The soprano Tamar Iveri is a beautiful and sensitive Liù. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Verona Arena are conducted by Maestro Giuliano Carella.
NTSC 16:9, Sound: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio, Subtitles: Fr, Eng, Ger, It, Sp, Jap
Filmed in HD, August 2010