Puccini: Tosca (complete opera recorded in 2011) BLU-RAY

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Puccini: Tosca (complete opera recorded in 2011) BLU-RAY
Royal Opera House / Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) / Antonio Pappano (cond)

[ Warner Classics Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

It is no exaggeration to say that the two performances of Tosca at the Royal Opera House in July 2011 - with Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel as the leads - were opera history in the making and by far the hottest tickets in town.

For the majority of us who weren't lucky enough to be there, it has been captured on this DVD, exclusively released by EMI/Warner.

Subtitles in Italian, English, German, Japanese, French & Spanish

GRAMOPHONE AWARD FINALIST 2013: Opera
BBC MUSIC AWARD WINNER 2014: DVD Performance

"Gheorghiu makes a credible character out of Tosca...her voice keeps its beauty at all but the most high-pressure moments...Kaufmann scores a complete success as Cavaradossi...What he lacks in Italianate open tone, he makes up in brooding, dark colours...Neither of them would be likely to get the better of Bryn Terfel's bully of a Scarpia...The other dominant personality is Antonio Pappano, whose Puccini has never sounded better" (Gramophone)

"Pappano's mastery of Puccinian pace and phrasing intensifies this turbulent score's onward surge, but he's also noticeable attentive to his singers...[Kaufmann's] cries of 'Vittoria!' are thrilling...and his acting never slackens...Tosca's mercurial character seems to resonate with [Gheorghiu] naturally...There are some decent Toscas on DVD already, but I'd start here." (BBC Music Five Stars)