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Turandot: English National Opera Guide 27

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The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail—with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 1984 by Oneworld Classics (first published 1926)
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May 29, 2016 Teodora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have seen this opera and I have read the play on which this opera was based on(they are nothing alike) and I have to admit that I love the play,but opera not so much,because of poor Liu and her death.If Liu had been killed ,it would be a little bit better.I hate suicide ,because it is a sin. and it has been used a bit too much .I wanted to see Turandot's transformation through her eyes,not the eyes of Calaf ,but I love that this opera has a kissing scene .Not a great Puccini fan (I hate Madama ...more
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الأوبرا مقتبسة عن واحدة من أساطير ألف ليلة و ليلة الفارسية ، عن الأميرة التي إشترطت على المتقدمين لخطبتها حل ثلاثة ألغاز للموافقة على عرضهم ، و إلا سامتهم الموت إن فشلوا في الحل ...
Apr 10, 2012 Sammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: opera
Premièring in 1926 (after the death of Puccini, who didn't complete the score), "Turandot" is the most recent opera to be a part of the standard operatic canon. Its music bears the grandeur and majesty of the late 1800s Italian opera, but with tinges of the complex modernity of Wagner, Strauss, and their ilk. A beautiful work, that absorbed Puccini in his final years. If there's something that unsettles the work (making it 4 1/2 stars musically, but only 3 stars narratively) is that the title ch ...more
Bought this as I wanted to get a copy of the Nessun Dorma music for my son ... which took a bit of searching through the score to actually find it. I read the synopsis of the opera ... and wow what a story. I gave it to my 18 year old son to read, and he came away stunned. What a great story ... I am hanging out to see it for real now.
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Oct 27, 2012 Abie Marshall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great opera. Where the tenor aria, "Nessun Dorma" comes from.
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An Italian composer, son of Michele Puccini and fifth in a line of composers from Lucca. After studying music with his uncle, Fortunato Magi, and with the director of the Insituto Musicale Pacini, Carlo Angeloni, he started his career at the age of fourteen as an organist of St. Martino and St. Michele, Lucca, and at other local churches. However, a performance of Verdi's "Aida" at Pisa in 1876 ma ...more
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