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Composer of the Week: Puccini


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5/5 Five First Nights: Turandot
On 25 April 1926, Turandot opened at La Scala. But it was an occasion tinged with melancholy, as the composer had died 18 months earlier leaving his work unfinished. On this first night, Toscanini declined to perform the completion of the opera supplied by Franco Alfano. With Donald Macleod.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, conductor Lorin Maazel
Popli di Pekino!.. Signore, Ascolta! (Act 1);
Ola, Pang!, Ola, Pong!; In Questa Reggia (Act 2); Nessun Dorma ! Principessa di Morte! (Act 3) Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Franco Alfano.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Nessun Dorma
Princess Turandot: Eva Marion(soprano)
Liu: Katla Ricclarelli(soprano)
Calaf: Jose Carreras(tenor)
Pang: Helmut Wildhaber(tenor)
Pong: Heinz Zednick(tenor)
Ping: Robert Kerns(baritone)
Mandarin: Kurt Rydl(bass)
Timur: John-Paul Boqart(bass)

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