Puccini: Turandot / Licata, Foster, Kwon, Macfarlane, Corcoran

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With Rosario La Spina cast as Calaf, Susan Foster as the icy princess and Hyeseoung Kwon as the loyal slave girl Liù, the singing throughout is superlative. The choreography and direction of Graeme Murphy is visionary, add the set and costume designs of Kristian Fredrikson, and the lighting of John Drummond Montgomery and this production is glorious in its beauty.

Giacomo Puccini

Turandot – Susan Foster
Calaf – Rosario La Spina
Liù – Hyeseoung Kwon
Timur – Jud Arthur
A Mandarin – Shane Lowrencev
Ping – Andrew Moran
Pong – David Corcoran
Pang – Graeme Macfarlane
Altoum – Benjamin Rasheed

Opera Australia Children’s Chorus
(chorus preparation: Anthony Hunt)
Opera Australia Chorus
(chorus master: Michael Black)
Orchestra Victoria
Andrea Licata, conductor

Graeme Murphy, stage director, choreographer
Kristian Fredrikson, set and costume designer
John Drummond Montgomery, lighting designer

Recorded live at the Arts Centre Melbourne, on 20 and 25 April 2012
- Cast gallery

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean
Booklet notes: English, French, German
Running time: 124 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: OPOZ56032DVD

  • UPC: 5060266600418

  • Label: Opera Australia

  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini

  • Conductor: Andrea Licata

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Opera Australia Chorus, Victoria Orchestra

  • Performer: Andrew Moran, Benjamin Rasheed, David Corcoran, Graeme Macfarlane, Hyeseoung Kwon, Jud Arthur, Rosario La Spina, Shane Lowrencev, Susan Foster