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Puccini: Tosca / Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 03/01/2019 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 748404  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Levente PallLuca CasalinLudovic TézierAleksandrs Antonenko,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Number of Discs: 1 
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Premiered in 1900 with huge success, Puccini’s “melodramma” Tosca is a political thriller with a heart-breaking love story. With his gripping opening scene, stage director Michael Sturminger sets the tone for a cinematic, richly detailed Tosca which is set in the Mafiosi world of modern day Rome and which is “the perfect thriller … reminiscent of Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’” (Kleine Zeitung), a “film noir” (FAZ). In this production soprano Anja Harteros is “a phenomenal Tosca!” (Kurier), “unparalleled in the world”
Read more (Der Standard) and Aleksandrs Antonenko is “a Cavaradossi of superlatives” (Kieler Nachrichten). The Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann „show again that he is not only a master of German repertoire but also strikes the right note in Italian repertoire.“ (Focus)
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Works on This Recording

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Levente Pall (Bass), Luca Casalin (Tenor), Ludovic Tézier (Baritone),
Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor), Andrea Mastroni (Bass), Anja Harteros (Soprano),
Mikeldi Atxalandabaso (Tenor), Matteo Peirone (Bass)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 

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