- SKU: 10859662
- Release Date: 04/13/1999
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- Behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Turnadot"
- PCM audio track with over 100 photographs from the production
- Synopsis and subtitles in English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese
- Different camera angles
- 2.0 channel AC-3
- Format 16:9
- Annimated menus
- Digitally mastered
This DVD preserves a very special production of Puccini's opera Turandot which was staged in Beijing's historic Forbidden City. Performed by the artists of Florence, Italy's Maggio Musicale Festival, this version was staged in cooperation with Chinese director Zhang Yimou, with the orchestra under the direction of Zubin Mehta and starring Giovanna Casolla, Sergej Larin and Barbara Frittoli. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi