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The Resource Turandot, RM Arts, San Francisco Opera Association ; composed by Puccini ; Peter McClintock, stage director ; Judy Flannery, John Walker, producer ; Brian Large, director

Turandot, RM Arts, San Francisco Opera Association ; composed by Puccini ; Peter McClintock, stage director ; Judy Flannery, John Walker, producer ; Brian Large, director

Label
Turandot
Title
Turandot
Statement of responsibility
RM Arts, San Francisco Opera Association ; composed by Puccini ; Peter McClintock, stage director ; Judy Flannery, John Walker, producer ; Brian Large, director
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Performer
Producer
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Language
ita
Summary
At the San Francisco Opera, Peter McClintock presents a stirring staging of the opera Turandot composed by Puccini on a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, with title roles performed by Eva Marton and Michael Sylvester. In the medieval Beijing, the gorgeous and cruel princess Turandot, who doesn't want to get married, condemns to death all the suitors who can't answer three riddles she asks them. When the young Prince of Persia is about to be executed, an Unknown Prince arrives with his guide Liú. Firstly shocked by the princess's cruelty, he completely falls in love when he meets her. Ignoring his father's advices, the Prince attempts the challenge and manages to rightly answer the three enigmas. Because he doesn't want the princess to marry him just in respect of the deal, the Prince offers her to be free of commitment if she finds his name before the dawn. The Hungarian soprano Eva Marton performs Princess Turandot, one of the most important roles of her career. The power of her voice doesn't alter her perfect mastery of the musical nuances, she sings in a wonderful way several passions, between cruelty, love and torment. The American tenor Michael Sylvester performs a noble and heroic prince, and the legendary and comical ministers Ping, Pang and Pong are performed by Theodore Baerg, Dennis Petersen and Craig Estep. The scenery made in a pure style by David Hockney, declined in blue and red tones, is a perfect frame to highlight the sumptuous costumes of the characters made by Ian Falconer. Thomas Munn's deft variations on lightings completely plunge us into the atmosphere of the tale taking place at the heart of medieval China. Puccini found in particular inspiration in the original play composed by Carlo Gozzi
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
1994
Dewey number
782.1
Language note
Sung in Italian
LC call number
ML1500.P83
Other event information
Recorded live
PerformerNote
Eva Marton (Turandot) ; Michael Sylvester (Calaf) ; Lucia Mazzaria (Liù) ; Kevin Langan (Timur) ; Theodore Baerg (Ping ; Dennis Peterson (Pang) ; Craig Estep (Pong) ; with supporting cast ; San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Place of event
San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, California, USA
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1952-
  • 1954-
  • 1954-
  • 1858-1924
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McClintock, Peter
  • Large, Brian
  • Flannery, Judy
  • Walker, John
  • Marton, Eva
  • Sylvester, Michael
  • Mazzaria, Lucia
  • Langan, Kevin
  • Baerg, Theodore
  • Petersen, Dennis
  • Estep, Craig
  • Runnicles, Donald
  • Puccini, Giacomo
  • San Francisco Opera
  • RM Arts (Firm)
Runtime
123
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Turandot, RM Arts, San Francisco Opera Association ; composed by Puccini ; Peter McClintock, stage director ; Judy Flannery, John Walker, producer ; Brian Large, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/turandot-puccini-san-francisco-opera
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 2 min., 47 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2374
System control number
  • ocn956369834
  • (OCoLC)956369834
Video recording format
other
Label
Turandot, RM Arts, San Francisco Opera Association ; composed by Puccini ; Peter McClintock, stage director ; Judy Flannery, John Walker, producer ; Brian Large, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/turandot-puccini-san-francisco-opera
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 2 min., 47 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
2374
System control number
  • ocn956369834
  • (OCoLC)956369834
Video recording format
other

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