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Eva Marton, Diana Mitchell, Placido Domingo, Paul Plishka are featured with James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Ballet and Chorus in this interpretation of Puccini's late opera.
- Actors: James Levine, Eva Marton, Plácido Domingo, Leona Mitchell, Hugues Cuénod
- Directors: Kirk Browning
- Writers: Carlo Gozzi, Giuseppe Adami, Renato Simoni
- Producers: Samuel Paul
- Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, DTS Surround Sound
- Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1), Italian (DTS 5.1), Italian (PCM2 .0), Unknown (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unknown (DTS 5.1), Unknown (PCM Stereo)
- Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR Not Rated
- Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
- DVD Release Date: August 12, 2003
- Run Time: 134 minutes
- ASIN: B000094HMU
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Wonderful! The music from Turandot is some of the most spectacular ever written.
Love at first note
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Ever since my taste in music did a 180 and all I now listen to is classical music, I have been in love with nessun dorma. One of my newer recordings had this breathtaking climax of music that turned out to be the Turandot’s first act closing. That sealed it for me, I had to see the opera. My PBS station aired it and I recorded it. In replaying it, just as Turandot entered for her first scene, a previously set program came on and that was the end of that recording of Turandot. All that was left to do was purchase it. Upon arrival I opened the DVD, trying not to use my teeth to get the wrapping off, then sat back in comfort to watch Turandot. It was everything I could have hoped for. My ruined recording was a Franco Zeffirelli production but all that was available was an earlier Zeffirelli production, but as a consolation prize, I got Placido Domingo. Sublime.
A Wonderful Production – a review of "Turandot" – Levine/MET
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The costuming, singing, and acting in this production is marvelous, lavish, [insert superlative here]. HOWEVER, there are moments when the ‘miking’ is not great and that ‘stage hollowness’ comes through. This sound recording problem is mostly evident in the third act.
I have said that once I see Turandot my life will be complete. I have seen Turnadot at the Met and my life has been made good. I have been reliving the wonderful experience on VHS but now having it on DVD is a true continuation of that enjoyment. “Turnadot” says it all. It is the apex of the pyramid for all operas. I became an opera fan and a Met supporter because of my being truly overwhelmed with seeing Turnadot. I have purchased works by Marton, Domingo and other opera creations because of this introduction to opera. First on PBS tv, then the live performance at the Met, and now I get continuous entertainment with the DVD. The best opera performers are here. The picture and sound quality is excellent. I love it! I still love it! Life is good! Enjoy!
Everything works in this production..the sets are superlative and I hope they are not replaced by some modern interpretation.
One of a kind production. Outstanding cast. Incredible …
One of a kind production. Outstanding cast. Incredible sets and costumes. Wish they would have done fewer close ups and medium shots of singers, so we could have seen more of the pageantry. Still…outstanding performance .
good product,service shipping
It’s a dream.