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Puccini: Tosca / Boemi, Dessi, Armmiliato, Sgura [blu-ray]

Puccini / Boemi
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4541  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Daniela DessiFabio ArmiliatoClaudio Sgura
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Genoa Teatro del Carlo Felice ChorusGenoa Teatro del Carlo Felice Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 22 Mins. 

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This production of Tosca filmed at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, with its stage set based on Adolf Hohenstein’s original design for the work’s premiere, brings together the best contemporary soprano-tenor combination Daniela Dessi and Fabio Armiliato – are set against a worthy opponent in the form of Claudio Sgura as Baron Scarpia.

Such a combination of gentleman and scoundrel in one person is a perfect candidate to make “all Rome tremble before him.”

Tosca is a classic example
Read more of Puccini’s three-person dramatic structure – a tragic pair of lovers juxtaposed with an interfering baritone!

But these traditional roles are portrayed here in a much more realistic and psychologically accurate manner than usual.

In vocal and dramatic terms however, the main attraction remains the title figure – and the reason why the work, became the archetypal prima donna opera.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 142 minutes
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Fabio Armiliato (Tenor), Claudio Sgura (Baritone)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Genoa Teatro del Carlo Felice Chorus,  Genoa Teatro del Carlo Felice Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 

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