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CHAN 3086 - Puccini: Turandot
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CD available From: 14 October 2002

Opera - Turandot

 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Turandot 118:39
      Lyric drama in three acts
      Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, after Gozzi's dramatic fairy-tale
      Act I
1 'People of proud Peking' 4:11
      Mandarin, Crowd, Guards, Lił, Unknown Prince, Timur
2 'When all was lost' 1:21
      Timur, Unknown Prince, Lił, Crowd
3 'Sharpen the axe!' 2:27
      Crowd, Executioner's Assistant
4 'Is the moon never rising?' 4:45
5 'How young to die!' 5:27
      Crowd, Unknown Prince, White Priests of the Procession
6 'Son, are you mad?' 1:47
      Timur, Unknown Prince, Lił, Prince of Persia, Crowd
7 'What do you want? Who are you?' 1:54
      Ping, Pong, Pang, Unknown Prince
8 'Why so much noise?' 1:45
      Turandot's Handmaidens, Ping, Pong, Pang, Unknown Prince, Timur
9 'Nights without a gleam of starlight . . .' 2:35
      Pang, Pong, Ping, Voices of the Shadows, Unknown Prince, Timur
10 'I beg you, hear me' 2:29
11 'Don't cry for me, Lił' 2:07
      Unknown Prince, Lił, Timur
12 'Ah! How can you ignore us?' 2:36
      Timur, Lił, Ping, Pong, Pang, Unknown Prince, Crowd
      Act II
      Scene 1
13 'Hallo Pang! Hallo Pong!' 3:10
14 'I've a house in fair Honan' 4:11
      Ping, Pong, Pang
15 'Do you remember when the Royal Prince of Samarkand came?' 5:17
      Ping, Voices within, Pong, Pang
      Scene 2
16 'With the three enigmas ready' 4:26
17 'I am the pris'ner of a ghastly promise' 4:20
      Emperor, Unknown Prince, Crowd
18 'People of proud Peking!' 1:50
      Mandarin, Crowd
19 'Within this Palace a story lives forever' 2:38
      Turandot, Crowd
20 'O Princess who in caravans of splendour' 3:24
      Turandot, Unknown Prince, Crowd
21 'O stranger, now listen!' 7:54
      Turandot, Unknown Prince, Sages, Emperor, Crowd, Lił
22 'Emp'ror and father! Son of Heaven!' 3:01
      Turandot, Emperor, Crowd, Unknown Prince
23 'Three enigmas that you asked me' 4:18
      Raimondo, Lucia
      Act III
      Scene 1
1 'The Princess Turandot commands' 3:18
      Heralds, Distant Voices
2 'None shall sleep now!' 3:30
      Unknown Prince, Women's Voices, Ping, Pong, Pang
3 'These girls should please you!' 4:07
      Ping, Pong, Pang, Maidens, Unknown Prince, Crowd, Guards
4 'How pale you look, O stranger!' 3:18
      Turandot, Unkown Prince, Lił, Crowd, Ping, Timur
5 'Yes, I love him so deeply!' 3:21
      Lił, Turandot, Ping, Unknown Prince, Crowd
6 'You who with ice are shrouded' 2:58
      Lił, Crowd, Unknown Prince
7 'Lił!. . . Lił!. . . Wake up!' 4:49
      Timur, Ping, Crowd, Pong, Pang
8 'Deathly Princess, so heartless!' 3:24
      Unknown Prince, Turandot
9 'What have you done?' 3:15
      Turandot, Unknown Prince, Voices
10 'I never wept before' 4:47
      Turandot, Unknown Prince
      Scene 2
11 'Glory to our Emp'ror!' 3:32
      Crowd, Turandot
 Jane Eaglen soprano - Princess Turandot
 Nicolai Gedda tenor - The Emperor Altoum
 Clive Bayley bass - Timur
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Calaf
 Mary Plazas soprano - Lił
 Peter Sidhom baritone - Ping
 Mark Le Brocq tenor - Pang/Prince of Persia
 Peter Wedd tenor - Pong
 Simon Bailey baritone - A Mandarin
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 New London Childrens Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      28 April- 3 May 2001
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Christopher Brooke (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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