Puccini: Tosca / Bartoletti, Kabaivanska, Domingo, Milnes

Release Date: 6/14/2005
Catalog Number: B000434909
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
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 mastery, all the singers display exceptional acting talent, which adds enormously to the atmospheric depths of De Bosio’s production.

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German/English/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

Works on This Recording
1. Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Alfredo Mariotti (Bass), Mario Ferrara (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Raina Kabaivanska (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Giancarlo Luccardi (Bass)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
1. Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Alfredo Mariotti (Bass), Giancarlo Luccardi (Bass), Raina Kabaivanska (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Mario Ferrara (Tenor)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
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