Renowned conductor Zubin Mehta leads Italy's Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in a lavish performance of Giacomo Puccini's final opera, filmed on location in Beijing, where the story of the icy princess and her many suitors is set. Principals Giovanna Casolla, Barbara Frittoli and Sergej Larin shine against a spectacular backdrop of colorful banners, gleaming armor and fearsome mythological beasts.
Opera in Three Acts
Recorded live in the Forbidden City, Beijing
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Fiorentino
Coro di Voci Bianche (Jose Luis basso, chorus master)