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      The Turandot Project

      Released Aug 10, 2001 1h 27m Documentary List
      77% Tomatometer 30 Reviews 79% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Chronicles the creation of the extraordinary production of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Turandot, beginning with performances in Florence, Italy, in 1997, and culminating the next year in spectacular outdoor presentations in the Forbidden City of Beijing. "The Turandot Project" presents a glorious picture of the most ambitious production of Turandot ever staged, with its backstage dramas, its enormous technical problems, its passions and politics, all enacted amid a complicated array of languages. Read More Read Less

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      Tom Sime Dallas Morning News Turandot emerges triumphant, but by the time it does, Mr. Zhang looks considerably older. Rated: B+ Feb 14, 2002 Full Review Joshua Kosman San Francisco Chronicle Presumably there's an interesting yarn buried in the project, but Allan Miller's drab, diffuse documentary never quite locates it. Dec 21, 2001 Full Review Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times To see this passion playing out, to experience how much this production did mean to China, allows The Turandot Project to attain levels of emotion that complement those of Puccini's classic. Rated: 4/5 Sep 14, 2001 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Nov 9, 2005 Full Review Thomas Delapa Boulder Weekly Rated: 2/5 Apr 21, 2005 Full Review Jim Shelby Palo Alto Weekly Rated: 2.5/4 May 20, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Ti ricordi, Carlo? Lo storico Turandot nella Città Proibita a Pechino? Eri ancora bello in tutto ciò che truccarsi dell 'imperatore tartaro Timur. Purtroppo, Sergej Larin è morto all'inizio dello scorso anno. Mi ricordo di lui cantando Adriana Lecouvreur con Daniela Dessì, magnifico! Liu è stato cantato da Barbara Fritolli. Diretta da Zubin Mehta e la regia di Zhang Yimou. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Also catch the DVD of the performance at the forbidden city! It is worth looking for! The costumes are amazing and so are the voices! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Superbe... mais c'est toujours Puccini. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member A great documentary. If you can see the DVD of the Forbiden City performance of "Turandot," this movie will definitely make you appreciate it more. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the most amazing documentary films regarding one of Puccini's most beloved Operas! Puccini died unfortunately before he could finish writing it! Wonderful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Chronicles the creation of the extraordinary production of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Turandot, beginning with performances in Florence, Italy, in 1997, and culminating the next year in spectacular outdoor presentations in the Forbidden City of Beijing. "The Turandot Project" presents a glorious picture of the most ambitious production of Turandot ever staged, with its backstage dramas, its enormous technical problems, its passions and politics, all enacted amid a complicated array of languages.
      Director
      Allan Miller
      Producer
      Margaret Smilov
      Distributor
      Zeitgeist Films
      Production Co
      Alternate Current, Four Oaks Foundation
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 10, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 28, 2002
      Runtime
      1h 27m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo