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Puccini: Tosca / Dessi, Armiliato, Raimondi

Puccini / Dessi / Armiliato / Raimondi / Bayon
Release Date: 08/17/2004 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 901  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fabio ArmiliatoDaniela DessiRuggero Raimondi
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Ruggero Raimondi Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real Conductor Maurizio Benini

Daniela Dessi takes the title role in Nuria Espert's new production of Puccini's fiery Roman melodrama of lust, betrayal and revenge. Filmed in High Definition during the 2003-4 Teatro Real season, and mixed in sumptuous 5.1 Surround Sound, this intense and atmospheric production rates among the finest stage performances ever captured for DVD of Puccini's operatic tour de force.

"...An absolutely magnificent cast of voices." EL MUNDO, Madrid

Region Code All regions
Running time approx 194 mins
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format LPCM Stereo &
Read more DTS 5.1 Surround
Menu languages GB
Subtitle languages GB/F/D/ES

A new production by the internationally acclaimed director Nuria Espert for the Teatro Real, Madrid in a beautifully intense and dramatic classical style. The lighting by Vinicio Cheli increases the atmosphere of a performance which is destined as a benchmark for twenty-first century productions. Based on the theatre play La Tosca, by Victorien Sardou and first performed at the Teatro Costanzi de Roma on 14th January 1900. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Floria Tosca - Daniela Dessi
Mario Cavaradossi - Fabio Armiliato
Baron Scarpia - Ruggero Raimondi
Cesare Angelotti - Marco Spotti
Sacristan - Miguel Sola
Spoletta - Emilio Sanchez
Sciarrone - Josep Miquel Ribot
Jailer - Francisco Santiago
Shepherd - Eliana Bayon

Stage Director Nuria Espert; Set Designer Ezio Frigerio ; Costume Designer Franca Squarciapino ; Lighting Designer Vinicio Cheli


• Interviews with Daniela Dessi & Fabio Armiliato, Ruggero Raimondi, Maurizio Benini, and Nuria Espert
• Cast Gallery
• 28 page, full colour booklet includes article by Tom Sutcliffe, synopsis and artists biographies

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Works on This Recording

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Fabio Armiliato (Tenor), Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Maurizio Benini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 

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 A solid Tosca December 18, 2012 By D. Rincon (San Antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "This is solidily performed Tosca no major missteps and no major "a ha"moments either. Just a well performed Tosca that would make a reasonable purchase." Report Abuse
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