"Turandot" at the Forbidden City (#2414)
In 1998, Beijing was the scene of an unprecedented and historic cross-cultural event: the premiere of Chinese director Zhang Yimou's Maggio Musicale production of "'Turandot' in the Forbidden City," the spectacular true-life setting of Puccini's immortal opera fairy tale. With music director Zubin Mehta once again conducting a production involving the talents of over 1,000 performers, artists and craftspeople, the international telecast features Giovanna Casola as Princess Turandot, Sergej Larin as Calaf and Barbara Fritttoli as Liu. [116 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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