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Sofia National Opera
27 June 1961

Turandot    Julia Wiener
Calaf    Nikola Nikolov
Liu    Katia Popova
Timur    Nikola Ghiuselev
Altoum    Dimiter Valev
Ping    Georgi Genov
Pang    Milen Paunov
Pong    Kosta Getzev

Asen Naidenov, cond. 

Act I

24:50   Signore, ascolta!
27:00   Non piangere, Liu!

Act II

21:05   In questa reggia

Act III

03:50   Nessun dorma!
21:30   Tu che di gel


It was thirty years between the first performance of Turandot with the Sofia National Opera in 1930 and the next production by that company. Ruse had their first production in 1964 with Stara Zagora following in 1990 and Varna in 1994. The performance presented here in monaural was heard at the Sofia National Opera on 27 June 1961. The young Nikola Ghiuselev is heard singing Timur with Nikola Nikolov and Julia Wiener in the prime of their careers singing the Calaf and Turandot, all singing in Bulgarian.