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WORTH EVERY PENNY,
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This review is from: Puccini: Tosca (Royal Opera House 2011) [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
AG's story is very much like that of Tosca herself, a soprano who's found fame. So she is really playing herself.
The cast in this production is superb, Jonas Kaufmann makes a believable Cavaradossi and sings accurately and with strength, he has conquered Donizzetti and am convinced he will also tackle Wagner soon.
Bryn Terfel is magnificent as the evil Scarpia and his voice carries the nuances of tormented soul.
Pappano lets the music flow effortlessly, a wonderful cooperation between ROH and the BBC.
On a par with the Tosca production broadcast live from the real locations in Rome with Placido Domingo some years ago.
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Initial post: 25 Jan 2013 12:40:53 GMT
Le Blaireau says:
Kaufmann is already tackling Wagner - he's the star (IMO) of the recent Met Ring BD as Siegmund, by all accounts is wowing allcomers as Lohengrin, and can be seen soon in one of the Met HD broadcasts (and I hope on BD as well) as Parsifal.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2013 17:31:19 GMT
Martin Fierro says:
Hi thanks, yes I had forgotten that he's already doing Wagner. I'm very much looking forward to his Parsifal in my nearest cinema.
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