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Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow
Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot
Below is the famous "Nessun dorma" from Turandot most famously interpreted by the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti. YouTube, uploaded by noé èon. Accessed April 25, 2018.
Turandot Links for Listening:
Puccini: Turandot. Montserrat Caballé - Luciano Pavarotti. Chailly 1977. YouTube, uploaded by ENCOREPAPAGENO. Accessed April 25, 2017. Artists: Montserrat Caballé. Calaf: Luciano Pavarotti. Liù: Leona Mitchell. Timur: Giorgio Tozzi. L'imperatore: Raymond Manton. Ping: Dale Duesing. Pang: Rémy Corazza. Pong: Joseph Frank. Un Mandarino: Aldo Bramante. Tre Principesse: Pamela South, Carol Vaness, Gwendolyn Jones. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. San Francisco. November 4, 1977.
Turandot. An Opera by Giacomo Puccini. The Opera 101. Accessed April 25, 2017.
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