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Puccini: Tosca / Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Terfel, Pappano

Puccini / Gheorghiu,Angela
Release Date: 10/22/2012 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 04063  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Zheng ZhouBryn TerfelJonas KaufmannAngela Gheorghiu,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Note: A Blu-ray version of this title has been delayed due to a manufacturing issue and will be released at some point in the future.

It is no exaggeration to say that the 2 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.
Note: A Blu-ray version of this title has been delayed due to a manufacturing issue and will be released at some point in the future.

It is no exaggeration to say that the 2 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Zheng Zhou (Baritone), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor),
Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Lukas Jakobski (Bass), Hubert Francis (Tenor),
Jeremy White (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 MY FAVORITE PUCCINI May 27, 2014 By JAMES PENCE (LITTLE ROCK, AR) See All My Reviews "I have always enjoyed "TOSCA" more than all the other of Puccini's operas. I guess my purchasing of this cast makes the sixth cast I have loved over the years. I think Gheorghiu makes a wonderful Tosca. I saw Albanese sing this role in Memphis many years ago, and I have loved this opera all the more. Do yourself a favor and buy this one for sure." Report Abuse
 Superb November 28, 2012 By Evelyn Dragiff (Sun City, AZ) See All My Reviews "This is a very fine recording. The voices are magnificent, and the acting equally as good. Terfel is a deliciously malevolent Scarpia. A joy to watch!" Report Abuse
 Gheorghiu Magnificent! November 22, 2012 By doris barrett (Binscarth, MB) See All My Reviews "I have never ordered anything as quickly after seeing that two of my favourite singers were featured in the latest Tosca. Georghui is beautiful of face and voice and is a feast for the eyes and ears. I prefer Terfel singing Rogers and Hammerstein but Scarpia is no angel.I wish his hair(wig?) had been tied in a pony tail because it distracted me from his singing! I'm still not sure if I like Kaufmann's voice ;if I can forget Domingo and Pavarotti's performances then perhaps I will.Comparisons are odious I know. Im sure the performance is worth 5 stars! Thanks ,DB" Report Abuse
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