Turandot: English National Opera Guide 27 (Paperback)

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English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide 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 18th-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 Jurgen Maehder analyses of 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.

About the Author


Giacomo Puccini (1858 1924) was born in Lucca into a family of musicians and composers. His operas, which include "Tosca," "La Boheme," "Madama Butterfly," and "Turandot," are among the most frequently performed in the international repertory."


Product Details
ISBN: 9780714544281
ISBN-10: 0714544280
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 112
Language: English