Ah, the unsurpassable Franco Zeffirelli Turandot production, starring Nina Stemme, Marco Berti, Anita Hartig and Alexander Tsymbalyuk with Maestro Paolo Carignani on the helm. Let’s see how well this fares. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Some of my opinions especially regarding Marco Berti’s vocal performance have not held up, but in spite of it all, I still enjoyed making this video. Moreover, this is actually my most viewed opera review video I have made.
The elegant Lise Lindstrom, the charismatic Roberto Alagna, and the inimitable Aleksandra Kurzak combine their artistic powers as the three pivotal roles of Turandot, Calaf, and Liu.
Puccini’s monumental opera based on Chinese folklore gets the modern treatment.