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Tosca (Blu-ray) – Royal Opera

Item# 5099997581598


Tosca (Blu-ray) – Royal Opera
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: May 21, 2013
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Jonathan Kent
Artists:
Angela Gheorghiu
Jonas Kaufmann
Bryn Terfel
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Label: EMI Classics
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Run Time: 120 minutes

Angela Gheorghiu captivated the world in her role as Tosca at the Royal Opera House. This stellar production also features Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, under the baton of Antonio Pappano.

“As Gheorghiu delivered the chilling 'O Scarpia, avanti a Dio!' ('Oh Scarpia, we shall meet before God!') and that final heart-wrenching refrain rose from the orchestra pit it was clear that opera history had been made…” – Bachtrack

“The velvety smoothness of (Angela Gheorghiu's) line and tone was something to marvel at.” – The Telegraph



 

Tosca premiered in 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. It is one of the world’s most frequently performed operas and is known as much for its gripping drama as for its appealing score. The setting is Rome, where Tosca, a beautiful and famous singer, battles to save her lover Mario from the sadistic police chief Scarpia. The role of Tosca has been long considered a proving ground for great operatic actresses.

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