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Turandot, Puccini – Opera

Giuliano Carella, Franco Zeffirelli – Maria Guleghina (Princess Turandot), Salvatore Licitra (Calaf), Tamar Iveri (Liù) – Arena di Verona

The Arena di Verona Festival honors Italian stage director Franco Zeffirelli, and his legendary production of Turandot.

Interpreted within the sumptuous surroundings of Verona Arena, this Puccini's masterpiece tells the story of a princess whose beauty was only comparable to her cruelty. She will only marry a prince capable of solving her riddles, but if he fails, he will be beheaded...

For this edition, the lyrical festival invites the russian soprano Maria Guleghina who proved a brilliant Turandot. She took to the stage with Salvatore Licitra's trump card is his imposingly radiant tenor voice of wich he remains in sovereign control, and the soprano Tamar Iveri is a beautiful and sensitive Liù.

Giacomo Puccini composer
Giuseppe Adami libretto
Renato Simoni libretto

Franco Zeffirelli set designer, stage director
Emi Wada costumes
Paolo Mazzon lighting
Maria Grazia Garofoli choreography

Maria Guleghina (Princess Turandot)
Carlo Bosi (Emperor Altoum)
Luiz-Octavio Faria (Timur)
Salvatore Licitra (Calaf)
Tamar Iveri (Liù)
Leonardo Lopez Linares (Ping)
Gianluca Bocchino (Pong)
Saverio Fiore (Pang)
Giuliano Pelizon (Mandarino)
Angel Harkatz Kaufman (Persian Prince)

Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona
Coro della Fondazione Arena di Verona
Giuliano Carella musical direction

Duration : 02 h 08 min
Location : Arena di Verona (Verona, Italy)
Production date : 2010
Production : © Bel Air Media / Fondazione Arena di Verona / AMP
Available version(s) : IT ST EN, IT ST FR, IT ST ES, IT ST DE

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