What better to celebrate La Grande Signora Leontyne Price’s 91st birthday than with my review of her 1962 recording of Puccini’s Tosca with Herbert von Karajan in charge as the conductor and also starring Giuseppe di Stefano as Cavaradossi, Giuseppe Taddei as Scarpia, Fernando Corena as the Sacristan, Carlo Cava as Angelotti, and Piero de Palma as Spoletta. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Mein allerliebster und allmächtiger Herr Daniel Johansson has struck again as a passionate, virile, and handsome Mario Cavaradossi in Calixto Bieito’s haunting production of Tosca, which went on with no break whatsoever. He was joined by a rising full lyric soprano, Nina Gravrok, and a veteran dramatic baritone, Ole Jorgen Kristiansen. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
‘Tis time to bid my beloved Stockholm until the next time with this fabulous production of Tosca at the Kungliga Operan, starring a lirico-spinto soprano who has been known for her extraordinarily wide-ranging repertoire, a dramatic tenor who mostly has a penchant for the Germanic repertoire, and a tall, dark, and handsome dramatic baritone. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Madamigiella Sonya Yoncheva rose up to the challenge to take on one of Puccini’s most dramatic and iconic heroines of all time, the great diva herself, Floria Tosca. Accompanying her as her lover was the ardent and impassioned Vittorio Grigolo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
When you put a powerhouse dramatic soprano who is known to the world for her portrayals of such mighty madames like Abigaille and Lady Macbeth, a dramatic tenor whose voice is like ocean waves ready for the surf, a dramatic baritone whose penchant for scoundrels is the stuff of popularity, throw in such crowd-pleasing supporting players, and a conductor to as a binding agent, you know this is going to be an exceptional tour de force of a performance. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Hugo de Ana’s visionary production of Tosca is rich in its grandiosity and scale, thanks to strong performances by Ainhoa Arteta, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Boris Statsenko. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.