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Subject: Re: Martinelli as Emperor in Turandot
From: Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:47 -0400
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I was in attendance.
Birgit Nilsson was Turandot.
The scenery was supplied by  2 movie projectors
(the gossip was that film editing was being done on the fly at the opening night)

J



----- Roger Bell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> Giovanni Martinelli sang the Emperor in "Turandot" in Seattle in 1967, aged 82,according to various sources. I am told an extract recorded and available variously was issued by Eddie Smith in a concocted version with Martinelli as Calaf.
> I wondered if anyone knows the precise cast information of that Seattle "Turandot". I have been told that Amadeo Zambon was the Calaf. If there are any other cast names, I'd be very grateful to know them.
> If anyone knows if there is an extant authentic recording of that Seattle performance, perhaps just excerpts, I'd also be very grateful for information. I don't suppose any commercial recording of that has ever appeared.
> Regards to all
> Roger D BellLancashireEngland
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