Opera - Turandot

 GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)
   
 Turandot 118:39  
  Lyric drama in three acts  
  Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, after Gozzi's dramatic fairy-tale  
   
  Act I  
1 'People of proud Peking' 4:11
  Mandarin, Crowd, Guards, Liù, Unknown Prince, Timur  
2 'When all was lost' 1:21
  Timur, Unknown Prince, Liù, Crowd  
3 'Sharpen the axe!' 2:27
  Crowd, Executioner's Assistant  
4 'Is the moon never rising?' 4:45
  Crowd  
5 'How young to die!' 5:27
  Crowd, Unknown Prince, White Priests of the Procession  
6 'Son, are you mad?' 1:47
  Timur, Unknown Prince, Liù, Prince of Persia, Crowd  
7 'What do you want? Who are you?' 1:54
  Ping, Pong, Pang, Unknown Prince  
8 'Why so much noise?' 1:45
  Turandot's Handmaidens, Ping, Pong, Pang, Unknown Prince, Timur  
9 'Nights without a gleam of starlight . . .' 2:35
  Pang, Pong, Ping, Voices of the Shadows, Unknown Prince, Timur  
10 'I beg you, hear me' 2:29
  Liù  
11 'Don't cry for me, Liù' 2:07
  Unknown Prince, Liù, Timur  
12 'Ah! How can you ignore us?' 2:36
  Timur, Liù, Ping, Pong, Pang, Unknown Prince, Crowd  
   
  Act II  
  Scene 1  
13 'Hallo Pang! Hallo Pong!' 3:10
14 'I've a house in fair Honan' 4:11
  Ping, Pong, Pang  
15 'Do you remember when the Royal Prince of Samarkand came?' 5:17
  Ping, Voices within, Pong, Pang  
   
  Scene 2  
16 'With the three enigmas ready' 4:26
  Crowd  
17 'I am the pris'ner of a ghastly promise' 4:20
  Emperor, Unknown Prince, Crowd  
18 'People of proud Peking!' 1:50
  Mandarin, Crowd  
19 'Within this Palace a story lives forever' 2:38
  Turandot, Crowd  
20 'O Princess who in caravans of splendour' 3:24
  Turandot, Unknown Prince, Crowd  
21 'O stranger, now listen!' 7:54
  Turandot, Unknown Prince, Sages, Emperor, Crowd, Liù  
22 'Emp'ror and father! Son of Heaven!' 3:01
  Turandot, Emperor, Crowd, Unknown Prince  
23 'Three enigmas that you asked me' 4:18
  Raimondo, Lucia  
   
  Act III  
  Scene 1  
24 'The Princess Turandot commands' 3:18
  Heralds, Distant Voices  
25 'None shall sleep now!' 3:30
  Unknown Prince, Women's Voices, Ping, Pong, Pang  
26 'These girls should please you!' 4:07
  Ping, Pong, Pang, Maidens, Unknown Prince, Crowd, Guards  
27 'How pale you look, O stranger!' 3:18
  Turandot, Unkown Prince, Liù, Crowd, Ping, Timur  
28 'Yes, I love him so deeply!' 3:21
  Liù, Turandot, Ping, Unknown Prince, Crowd  
29 'You who with ice are shrouded' 2:58
  Liù, Crowd, Unknown Prince  
30 'Liù!. . . Liù!. . . Wake up!' 4:49
  Timur, Ping, Crowd, Pong, Pang  
31 'Deathly Princess, so heartless!' 3:24
  Unknown Prince, Turandot  
32 'What have you done?' 3:15
  Turandot, Unknown Prince, Voices  
33 'I never wept before' 4:47
  Turandot, Unknown Prince  
   
  Scene 2  
34 'Glory to our Emp'ror!' 3:32
  Crowd, Turandot  
   
 Jane Eaglen soprano - Princess Turandot
 Nicolai Gedda tenor - The Emperor Altoum
 Clive Bayley bass - Timur
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Calaf
 Mary Plazas soprano - Liù
 Peter Sidhom baritone - Ping
 Mark Le Brocq tenor - Pang/Prince of Persia
 Peter Wedd tenor - Pong
 Simon Bailey baritone - A Mandarin
 David Parry
  28 April- 3 May 2001