Maazel: Puccini - Turandot (2 CD, FLAC)
Maazel: Puccini – Turandot (2 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Eva Marton, Heinz Zednik, Helmut Wildhaber, John-Paul Bogart, José Carreras
Orchestra: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Sony Classical
Size: 499 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Act I
02. Act II, Scenes 1, 2 (beginning)

CD 02
01. Act II, Scene 2 (conclusion)
02. Act III

katia ricciarelli; an outstanding liu

I bought this cd and when the vhs of the same came out, I wanted to own that too. I was disappointed with the visuals but not the singing. Everyone was excellent, but Katia Ricciarelli was outstanding as Liu. Her Signore ascolta moved me to tears. I found the costumes very ugly and distracting however. Jose Carreras was also outstanding in all his arias. All in all, a very worthy effort by the entire case, including Ping, Pang, and Pong. I would have given this a 5 star rating were it not for the bizarre costumes.

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