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Turandot at the Forbidden City of Bejing

Synopsis
Zubin Mehta leads the Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and stars Giovanna Casolla, Sergej Larin and Barbara Frittolo in a grand, open air performance of Puccini’s great opera staged in the courtyard of the palace of China’s Forbidden City. Director Zhang Yimou assisted in the staging and captured the historic performance on camera. Elements of Chinese royal custom play a major part in this lavish presentation, which required 1,500 costumes designed to match Ming Dynasty fashion as closely as possible.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1999
Year of production
1999
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Chinese theatre; opera; Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2003

Distributor

Name

BMG Music Programming

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