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Turandot - English National Opera Guide 27 (includes libretto)

Turandot - English National Opera Guide 27 (includes libretto) $22.99

Giacomo Puccini

Published by John Calder Publications

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera, providing stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original

"A Turandot filtered through a modern brain," wrote Puccini, describing his plans to rework the eighteenth-century fable by Carlo Gozzi

According to Mosco Carner, Puccini's last and supreme work is an advanced score which, with an orchestration that reflects contemporaries such as Richard Strauss and Stravinsky as well as genuine Chinese rhythms and harmonies, remains true to the Italian vocal tradition

The musicologist Jürgen Maehder analyses the ending, which Franco Alfano composed from Puccini's sketches

In addition, the great British Soprano, Dame Eva Turner, recalls her experiences of singing the title role, of which she was a legendary interpreter.

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'Brilliantly produced and superb value' ~ Sunday Times

'All these will provide the new opera-goer with food for thought' ~ Daily Telegraph

'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series' ~ TL

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