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Turandot (complete opera)

Turandot (complete opera)
Turandot (complete opera)

Turandot (complete opera)

Birgit Nilsson
Jussi Bjorling
Tozzi / Tebaldi
LEINSDORF

Catalogue Number: ALC 2021
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 114:20 HiFi STEREO 1959




“the stereo version, as sheer sound, is pretty staggering.  Indeed from the purely technical view this set can stand beside the Decca Rheingold… The Rome Opera chorus and orchestra certainly acquit themselves well here….Erich Leinsdorf …. knows how to build up an exciting climax; and he paces the riddle scene admirably. Nilsson’s Turandot is superbly sung, and with the greatest of ease.  Hers is a natural Turandot voice, but she knows also how to make it sound beautiful.  Björling, as was to be expected, is a patrician Calaf, and sings with the elegance and style one expects of him.” (‘Opera’) 

Princess Turandot – Birgit Nilsson, soprano
Calaf – Jussi Björling, tenor
Liù – Renata Tebaldi, soprano
Ping – Mario Sereni, baritone
Pang – Piero De Palma, tenor
Pong – Tommaso Frascati, tenor
Timur – Giorgio Tozzi, bass
Emperor Altoum – Alessio De Paolis, tenor
Erich Leinsdorf conductor /Orchestra & Chorus of 
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Recorded at the Rome Opera.

Act 1

  • 1 Act 1. Popolo di Pekino! / Indietro cani! 5:29
  • 2 Act 1. Gira la cote! / Perchè tarda la luna? 6:27
  • 3 Act 1. O giovinetto! Grazia, grazia! 4:28
  • 4 Act 1. Figlio, che fai? 1:39
  • 5 Act 1. Ferno! Che fai? T’arresta / Non indugiare! 6:00
  • 6 Act 1. Signore, ascolta! 2:32
  • 7 Act 1. Non piangere, Liù! / Ah! Per l’ultima volta! 5:05
  • Act II

  • 8 Act 2. Scene 1. Olà, Pang! Olà Pong! 3:18
  • 9 Act 2. Scene 1. Ho una casa nell ‘Honan 3:00
  • 10 Act 2. Scene 1. O mondo, o mondo… / O tigre! O tigre! 5:39
  • 11 Act 2. Scene 2. Introduzione 1:09
  • 12 Act 2. Scene 2. Gravi, enormi ed imponenti 3:06
  • 13 Act 2. Scene 2. Un giuramento atroce mi costringe 3:53
  • 14 Act 2. Scene 2. Popolo di Pekino 1:35
  • CD2 [60:45] Act II (cont)

  • 1 Act 2. Scene 2. In questa Reggia 6:04
  • 2 Act 2. Scene 2. Straniero, ascolta 6:36
  • 3 Act 2. Scene 2. Gloria, gloria, o vincitore! / Figlio del cielo! Padre augusto! 4:16
  • 4 Act 2. Scene 2. Tre enigmi m’hai proposto 3:49
  • Act III

  • 5 Act 3. Scene 1. Introduzione. Cosi comanda Turandot 3:22
  • 6 Act 3. Scene 1. Nessun dorma! / Tu che guardi le stelle 7:23
  • 7 Act 3. Scene 1. Principessa divina! / Tanto amore segreto 7:17
  • 8 Act 3. Scene 1. Tu che di gel sei cinta 3:13
  • 9 Act 3. Scene 1. Liù! Liù! Sorgi! 4:28
  • 10 Act 3. Scene 1. Principessa di morte 3:32
  • 11 Act 3. Scene 1. Che è mai di me? 2:38
  • 12 Act 3. Scene 1. Del primo pianto 3:34
  • 13 Act 3. Scene 1. So il tuo nome! 2:08
  • 14 Act 3. Scene 2. Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore! 2:11