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The second film to appear of the Berio completion (it easily supersedes the Gergiev DVD on Arthaus), this issue encouragingly signals the start of a complete La Scala cycle for Decca. Chailly and Lehnhoff share a very dark view of the work indeed, a brutal world in which Stemme’s steely princess fits in perfectly. She owns the part, and is in glorious voice throughout: Antonenko is a ringing Calaf, very impressive especially as the work progresses, while Agresta is a deeply affecting Liù. Chailly seems to grasp every note of the score with his entire body: his is one of the most intense interpretations recorded on any medium. Stunning sound and visuals, especially on Blu-ray. Nina Stemme in Turandot: ‘She owns the part, and is in glorious voice throughout’

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