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Puccini: Tosca / Bartoletti, Kabaivanska, Domingo, Milnes

Puccini / Kabaivanska / Domingo / Npo / Bartoletti
Release Date: 06/14/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000434909  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alfredo MariottiRaina KabaivanskaSherrill MilnesMario Ferrara,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian SingersNew Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This gripping and visually stunning film has been universally hailed as one of the most satisfying of all versions of opera on celluloid. Director Gianfranco de Bosio has given an extraordinary dimension of realism to this story of love, deception and murder by shooting it all in the original Roman location. Using diverse cinematic tricks and imaginative camerawork, this opera film is much more a visual interpretation of Puccini’s music than a theatre piece filmed in original settings.

Bulgarian soprano Raina Kabaivanska sang the role of Tosca on more than 400 occasions, while Cavaradossi was one of Plácido Domingo’s star roles in his earlier years and the role of his debuts in Hamburg and London. Besides their musical
Read more mastery, all the singers display exceptional acting talent, which adds enormously to the atmospheric depths of De Bosio’s production.

Subtitles: German/English/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

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Works on This Recording

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alfredo Mariotti (Bass), Raina Kabaivanska (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Mario Ferrara (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Giancarlo Luccardi (Bass)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 

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