Puccini - Tosca (Blu-ray) | C Major Entertainment 748404

Puccini - Tosca (Blu-ray)

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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 748404

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 8th February 2019

Contents

Artists

Anja Harteros
Aleksandrs Antonenko
Ludovic Tezier
Andrea Mastroni
Salzburger Bachchor
Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

Works

Puccini, Giacomo

Tosca

Artists

Anja Harteros
Aleksandrs Antonenko
Ludovic Tezier
Andrea Mastroni
Salzburger Bachchor
Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

About

Premiered in 1900 with huge success, Puccini’s ‘melodramma’ Tosca is a political thriller with a heart-breaking love story. With his gripping opening scene, stage director Michael Sturminger sets the tone for a cinematic, richly detailed Tosca which is set in the Mafiosi world of modern-day Rome and which is ‘the perfect thriller … reminiscent of Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’’ (Kleine Zeitung), a ‘film noir’ (FAZ). In this production soprano Anja Harteros is ‘a phenomenal Tosca!’ (Kurier), ‘unparalleled in the world’ (Der Standard) and Aleksandrs Antoņenko is ‘a Cavaradossi of superlatives’ (Kieler Nachrichten). The Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann ‘show again that he is not only a master of German repertoire but also strikes the right note in Italian repertoire’ (Focus).

Recording date: Salzburg Easter Festival, April 2018
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Picture: NTSC 16:9
Subtitles: Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 120 mins

Reviews

... this is Puccini’s Tosca as a thriller, directed for last year’s Salzburg Easter Festival by Michael Sturminger. And for the most part it works very well, leading to a denouement which is, well, thrilling. ... The outstanding Anja Harteros is a chic Tosca in shades and slacks in Act 1, looking every inch a diva, while Ludovic Tézier’s Scarpia is a white-haired mafia boss, creepily detaining one of the choirgirls before the Te Deum – a stylised procession – then crossing himself and kissing his ring. ... there’s a certain plush symphonic grandeur to the Staatskapelle’s playing which is highly persuasive.  Mark Pullinger
Gramophone May 2019
Gramophone Award Winner

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