[ Decca Records CD + Blu-ray audio / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015
Successfully remastered at Abbey Road earlier in 2014, and as part of their celebration of '50 Years of Pavarotti on Decca', Decca proudly presents this iconic opera on 2CDs+1 BluRay Audio (permitting true 24-bit / 96KHz playback)
"Sutherland gives an intensely appealing interpretation, while Pavarotti gives a performance equally imaginative. Mehta directs a gloriously rich and dramatic performance. Still the best-sounding Turandot on CD." Penguin Guide
"Sutherland's assumption of the title role is statuesque, combining regal poise with a more human warmth, while Montserrat Caballé is a touchingly sympathetic Liù, skilfully steering the character away from any hint of the mawkish. Pavarotti's Calaf is a heroic figure in splendid voice and the chorus is handled with great power, baying for blood at one minute, enraptured with Liù's nobility at the next. Mehta conducts with great passion and a natural feel for Puccini's wonderfully tempestuous drama. Well recorded" Gramophone on the original release
Original cover design in hard-back book presentation
Includes libretto, original essay, synopses in E/F/G and rare images
2CDs+High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc containing the complete opera at 24-Bit.