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Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Nina Stemme (Minnie), Tomasz Konieczny (Jack Rance)

Orchester & Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Welser-Most

The star couple are on top form...In the theatre Stemme sounded one size larger vocally than Kaufmann but the tenor's burnished tone and romantic magnetism come across impressively on disc. Tomasz... More…

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DVD Video

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Joan Sutherland (Turandot), Luciano Pavarotti (Calaf), Montserrat Caballé (Liù), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Timur), Tom Krause (Ping), Pier Francesco Poli (Pang), Piero De Palma (Pong), Peter Pears (L'imperatore Altoum), Sabin Markov (Un mandarino)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Zubin...

Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding... More…

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2 CDs + Blu-ray Audio

$33.50

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Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Nina Stemme (Minnie), Tomasz Konieczny (Jack Rance)

Orchester & Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Welser-Most

Stemme and Jonas Kaufmann succeed in making Johnson and Minnie’s last-chance-love thoroughly believable. Their singing is magnificent: supple, authoritative, sincere and tender, with due attention... More…

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Leontyne Price (Tosca), Giuseppe di Stefano (Cavaradossi), Giuseppe Taddei (Scarpia), Fernando Corena (Il Sagristano)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

It is a joy to hear Puccini's orchestration ... brought out with such precision ... Karajan's impressiveness consists of more than drawing brilliant playing from the Vienna Philharmonic ... [his]... More…

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2 CDs

$13.50

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No digital booklet included

Joan Sutherland (Turandot), Luciano Pavarotti (Calaf), Montserrat Caballé (Liù), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Timur), Tom Krause (Ping), Pier Francesco Poli (Pang), Piero De Palma (Pong), Peter Pears (L'imperatore Altoum), Sabin Markov (Un mandarino)

John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin...

Turandot is a psychologically complex work fusing appalling sadism with self-sacrificing devotion.
The icy Princess of China has agreed to marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles... More…

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2 CDs

$23.00

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No digital booklet included

Carol Neblett (Minnie), Plácido Domingo (Dick Johnson), Sherrill Milnes (Jack Rance)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Zubin Mehta

This opera depicts the triangular relationship between Minnie, the saloon owner and 'mother' to the entire town of gold miners, Jack Rance, the sheriff and Dick Johnson (alias Ramerrez), a bandit... More…

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2 CDs

$19.50

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Renata Tebaldi (Minnie), Mario del Monaco (Dick Johnson), Cornell MacNeil (Jack Rance)

Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Capuana

both Tebaldi and del Monaco were at their finest, and Tozzi as Jake Wallace proved another outstanding asset. The Decca producers, James Walker and Christopher Raeburn, again demonstrated Decca's... More…

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No digital booklet included

Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Björling, Fernando Corena, Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi

The Columbus Boychoir & RCA Victor Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

A classic, with extra electricity derived from the hasty recording, with Beecham's living, vivid conducting and a superb cast, both stellar and supporting, even though the mono sound is less... More…

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No digital booklet included

Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Robert Gambill

Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

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No digital booklet included

Neil Shicoff, Maria Guleghia, Carlo Guelfi, Christian Gallardo-Domas, Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Dorothea Röschmann, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, José van Damm

London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano

No previous recordings bring such warmth or beauty or so powerful a drawing of the contrasts between each of the three one-acters in Puccini's triptych as these. It's Pappano above all, with... More…

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No digital booklet included