Released: Oct 1998
Label: Warner Classics
Begin here if you want to fall in love with this Puccini opera. This digitally re-mastered 1960s recording boasts an unbeatable cast -- Birgit Nilsson as Empress Turandot, Renata Scott as Liu, and Franco Corelli as Prince Calaf. Nilsson's ice queen heart does not melt until the final kiss, making for the kind of drama and passion that this huge production demands.