Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballe, LPO, Zubin Mehta – Puccini. Turandot (1972/2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Caballe, LPO, Zubin Mehta – Puccini: Turandot (1972/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 117:52 minutes | 2,31 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Turandot is Puccini’s last opera and contains some of his most enchanting and memorable music. This recording features a stellar cast of singers with London Philharmonic Orchestra, masterfully conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Decca’s 1972 recording of Turandot features an all-star cast led by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Turandot doesn’t seem like the most natural role for Sutherland and she never sang it on-stage, but she adapts to its requirements with panache, delivering a performance with an impressive dramatic range and dazzling vocal mastery. Pavarotti was close to the height of his powers when he made the recording and he sings with his characteristic passion and warmth. Montserrat Caballé, who had also sung the title role, is fabulous as Liù, creating a vivid characterization and singing with exceptional purity. It’s real luxury casting to have singers of the reputation of Nicolai Ghiaurov, Peter Pears, and Tom Krause in the roles of Timur, the Emperor, and Ping, and they each bring great artistry to these small roles. The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays the score with sparkle and spirit, and the John Alldis Choir is terrific in the crucial choral parts. Zubin Mehta captures the Romantic sweep and the colorful strangeness of the opera and gives it a convincing, dramatic shape. The sound is mostly good, but doesn’t quite have the depth or presence typical of Decca’s best opera recordings.

Tracklist:

01 – Act 1 – Popoli di Pekino!
02 – Act 1 – Gira la cote!
03 – Act 1 – O giovinetto! Grazia, grazia!
04 – Act 1 – Figlio, che fai?
05 – Act 1 – Fermo! Che fai? T’arresta!
06 – Act 1 – Signore, ascolta!
07 – Act 1 – Non piangere Liù!
08 – Act 2 – Olà, Pang! Olà, Pong!
09 – Act 2 – Ho una casa nell’Honan
10 – Act 2 – O mondo, O mondo
11 – Act 2 – Introduzione
12 – Act 2 – Gravi, enormi ed impotenti
13 – Act 2 – Un giuramento atroce mi costringe
14 – Act 2 – Popolo di Pekino
15 – Act 2 – In questa reggia
16 – Act 2 – Straniero, ascolta
17 – Act 2 – Gloria, gloria, o vincitore
18 – Act 2 – Tre enigmi m’hai proposto
19 – Act 3 – Introduzione. Così comanda Turandot
20 – Act 3 – Nessun dorma!
21 – Act 3 – Principessa divina!
22 – Act 3 – Tu che di gel sei cinta
23 – Act 3 – Liù! Liù! Sorgi! Sorgi!
24 – Act 3 – Principessa di morte!
25 – Act 3 – Che è mai di me?
26 – Act 3 – Del primo pianto
27 – Act 3 – So il tuo nome!
28 – Act 3 – Diecimile anni al nostro Imperatore

Performers:
Joan Sutherland – Princess Turandot
Luciano Pavarotti – The Unknown Prince (Calaf), son of Timur
Montserrat Caballé – Liu, a slave girl
Nicolai Ghiaurov – Timur, deposed King of the Tartars
Peter Pears – Emperor Altoum
Tom Krause – Ping, Minister of the Emperor
Pier Francesco Poli – Pang, Minister of the Emperor / The Prince of Persia (second role)
Piero de Palma – Pong, Minister of the Emperor
Sabin Markov – A mandarin

John Alldis Choir – John Alldis: chorus master
Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir – Russell Burgess: chorus master
London Philharmonic Orchestra – Zubin Mehta: conductor

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