Turandot at the Forbidden City

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Turandot at the Forbidden City was a 1998 live production of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot directed by Zhang Yimou.[1][2]

The opera was performed by Giovanna Casolla, Audrey Stottler, and Sharon Sweet alternating as Princess Turandot; Kristján Jóhannsson, Sergej Larin and Lando Bartolini as Calàf; and Barbara Frittoli, Angela-Maria Blasi and Barbara Hendricks as Liù, with Zubin Mehta conducting the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. A film was made of the performance with Casolla, Larin and Frittoli. In the United States, the film was aired as part of PBS' Great Performances.


  1. ^ "Turandot on Site 1998". Archived from the original on 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  2. ^ Citron, Marcia J. When Opera Meets Film. p. 314. Turandot, live production at Beijing's Forbidden City, DVD RCA 74321-60917–2, 1999.

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