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A very impressive Tosca,
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This review is from: Puccini: Tosca [Royal Opera House, 2011] - Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Terfel [DVD]  (DVD)
This production is all that an opera should be. Firstly, well sung and acted - Bryn Terfel is a superbly nasty piece of work as the cruel chief of police, Scarpia. Others may play the part with more subtlety, equally valid, but Terfel's portrayal as a bullying "heavy" is valid too.
Kaufmann must be the most exciting tenor around today - he sings superbly, and looks great too. Gheorghiu looks good, and, though not my favourite voice, sings and acts well.
The sets are realistic and convincing, and the whole production is very satisfying