Puccini - Tosca | Melodiya MELCD1002359

Puccini - Tosca

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002359

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 31st July 2015

Contents

Artists

Tamara Milashkina (soprano)
Vladimir Atlantov (tenor)
Yuri Mazurok (baritone)
Valeri Yaroslavtsev (bass)
Vitali Nartov (baritone)
Andrei Sokolov (tenor)
Vladimir Filippov (bass)
Мikhail Shkaptsov (bass)
Alexander Pavlov (alto)
Choir and orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre

Conductor

Mark Ermler

Works

Puccini, Giacomo

Tosca

Artists

Tamara Milashkina (soprano)
Vladimir Atlantov (tenor)
Yuri Mazurok (baritone)
Valeri Yaroslavtsev (bass)
Vitali Nartov (baritone)
Andrei Sokolov (tenor)
Vladimir Filippov (bass)
Мikhail Shkaptsov (bass)
Alexander Pavlov (alto)
Choir and orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre

Conductor

Mark Ermler

About

Firma Melodiya presents a rare recording of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.

One of the most popular operas of the world repertoire, Tosca was finished in the last year of the 19th century. It was based on the French playwright Victorien Sardou’s drama written for Sarah Bernhardt. The premiere of the opera that took place in 1900 in Rome was not accepted with much enthusiasm, and only the performance at La Scala under Arturo Toscanini became a true triumph.

The story of singer Floria Tosca and her beloved painter Mario Cavaradossi, who fell victim to bloody despot Baron Scarpia on the background of the revolutionary events in Italy of the early 19th century, is still able to move to the innermost of one’s heart as the heat of dramatic fervour is masterfully captured in the music.

Numerous audio and video recordings of the opera featuring the world’s best singers and conductors were made in the previous century.

This recording was realized by the USSR Bolshoi Theatre in 1974. The celebrated internationally recognized soloists of the opera company of the 1970s - Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Atlantov, Yuri Mazurok and others - perform the opera in the original language under the prominent conductor Mark Ermler.

Cast:
- Floria Tosca, a celebrated singer: Tamara Milashkina (soprano)
- Mario Cavaradossi, a painter: Vladimir Atlantov (tenor)
- Baron Scarpia, chief of police: Yuri Mazurok (baritone)
- Cesare Angelotti, former Consul of the Roman Republic: Valeri Yaroslavtsev (bass)
- Sacristan: Vitali Nartov (baritone)
- Spoletta, a police agent: Andrei Sokolov (tenor)
- Sciarrone, another agent: Vladimir Filippov (bass)
- A Jailer: Мikhail Shkaptsov (bass)
- A Shepherd boy: Alexander Pavlov (alto)

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