26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Since it was televised Live in the early '90 I have recorded this wonderful production from the TV several times. Being a great opera lover and a great Puccini fan I have also bought the original VHS and the original DVD. Lately i have decided to buy this newly issued version on Blu-ray BUT I must admit that I was disappointed on several aspects.
1. Picture quality is the same as the DVD. Nothing better.
2. The presentation is nothing to be compared with the version on DVD which is much more beautifully presented with a hard-bound booklet and a nice box.
3. The audio in this Blu-ray version is only PCM Stereo whereas the one on DVD includes 5.1 dts and 5.1 Dolby… Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Have acquired this cd set recently. Overall a very good performance. As always soprano Miriam Gauci as Tosca is the star. She interprete the role of Tosca with mastery and musicality. May I say that she is the Tebaldi of our times. However tenor Aragall as Cavaradossi does not convince me 100%. At times he sounds really flat. Baritone Sardinero is a good Scarpia and interpretes his part very good. Palatchi as Angelotti is also very good. The reamaining cast is good. I really like the interpretation of Alexandre Rahbari who conducts with passion and mastery. I have many recordings of Rahbari with Miriam Gauci and may I say that he is fantastic.
The presentation of this set is also very… Read more