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Puccini: Il trittico (Unitel Edition)

The superb Asmik Grigorian sings all three female leads in the generally impressive performances from the 2022 Salzburg Festival [RWe]

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Ekaterina Siurina (soprano) Where Is My Beloved? (Delos)

Ekaterina Siurina’s voice is in mint condition, with perfectly controlled vibrato and a glowing delivery [GF]

Puccini: Le Villi (naïve)

(Déjà Review) Not just for anoraks, this is a marvellous introduction to Puccini [CF]

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Puccini: Turandot (Pristine Audio)

Not an ‘icon’ perhaps, but unmissable for admirers of Callas and Puccini [WH]

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Remembering Tebaldi (Pentatone)

A lovely recital presenting Melody Moore as a worthy inhabitant of the pantheon of the present generation of sopranos [GF]

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Deutsche Grammophon)

(In Memoriam Déjà Review) Forget the limitations of this early video transcript and glory in Puccini’s music and the committed acting and singing [RJF]

Puccini: Turandot (C Major)

A dazzling Turandot that spectacularly misses the point [LD]

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Pristine Audio)

A gramophone stereo classic from the 50s is given yet more lustre by this splendid remastering [RMo]

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Puccini: Turandot (Warner Classics)

Great sound, conducting, choral singing and orchestral playing, but only one principal singer who really comes up to scratch [RMo]

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Deutsche Grammophon)

Netrebko’s star shines brightly in the otherwise dull Salzburg night’s sky [LD]

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Puccini: Tosca (Warner Fonit)

(Déjà Review) There are plenty of reasons for having this as well as the Callas/De Sabata [CH]

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Puccini: Turandot (Pristine Audio)

Revitalised sound permits us to re-appreciate the manifest virtues of this recording, despite its flaws [RMo]

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Josephine Barstow (soprano) Final Scenes (Decca)

For me, the two outer tracks alone make this anthology of final scenes compulsory [RMo]

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Puccini: Turandot (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) The pleasure that Caballé’s beautiful tone and imaginative approach gives is enormous [JS]

Puccini’s Turandot

An analysis and survey of audio and DVD recordings by Lee Denham

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Puccini: Turandot (Warner Classics)

A fine entry to the Turandot discography with the original conclusion by Alfano [LD]