This is from a 1992 production in which Tosca was performed in the exact places of the libretto, in something close to real time. The orchestra was a few miles away. 1992, Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
Orchestra – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra . Production Manager – Joseph Volpe. Vocals – James Courtney (2). Vocals – Cornell MacNeil. Vocals – Italo Tajo. Vocals – Hildegard Behrens. Vocals – Richard Vernon (3). Vocals – Melissa Fogarty. Produced at the Metropolitan Opera House, March 1985.
Tosca was the first opera I ever saw, in 1964, from the last row of the topmost balcony of the Rome Opera. I went expecting not to be impressed, feeling a twenty-something surliness toward "bourgeois" art. Fortunately, it was a grand production, though I can't remember who sang or conducted, and I've loved opera ferociously ever since. I was living at the time in an apartment just outside the Campo dei Fiori, with a close-up view out my window of the great domed church of San Andrea, where the first act of Tosca unfolds. Cornell MacNeil is superb as Scarpia, both vocally and visually. He's not much of a physical actor, I suppose, but the skillful use of camera close-ups reveals his face to be a mobile mask of hatefulness. The cinematography of this DVD is so good that I have to place it on a par with the singing.
Hildegard Behrens as Tosca, the passionate singer in love with Cavaradossi (Plácido Domingo), who agrees to a night with Scarpia, the evil chief of police (Cornell MacNeil), in exchange for Cavaradossi’s freedom. Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts. 2 HRS 03 MIN. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. You might also enjoy.
Puccini - Tosca (Giuseppe Sinopoli, Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo) (2006/1985) NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (DTS, 6 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) . 7 Gb (DVD9) 123 min Classical Deutsche Grammophon Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese. This is certainly one of the most stunning productions in a house famous for stunning productions. Cast: Floria Tosca - Hildegard Behrens Mario Kavaradossi - Plácido Domingo Il Barone Scarpia - Cornell MacNeil Cesare Angelotti - James /courtney Spoletta - Anthony Laciura Il Sagrestano - Italo Tajo Sciarrone - Russell Christopher Un Carceriere - Richard Vernon Un Pastore - Melissa Fogarty Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus Conductor - Giuseppe Sinopoli Set Design - Franco Zeffirelli.
This is a discography of Tosca, an opera by Giacomo Puccini. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. Tosca has been one of the most frequently recorded operas, dating back to a nearly complete acoustical recording in 1918. Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil. Giuseppe Sinopoli, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. DVD: Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 00440 073 4100. Catherine Malfitano, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi. Zubin Mehta, RAI Orchestra Sinfonica and Coro di Roma (Film Tosca from Rome broadcast live in three parts – directed by Brian Large, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi). VHS: Teldec Video Kultur Video Cat: 6302779715; DVD: Cat: D4524.
Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, James Courtney, Italo Tajo, Anthony Laciura, Russell Christopher, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Giuseppe Sinopoli (cond. Stage Production and Set Design: Franco Zeffirelli. Deutsche Grammophon 073 4100. Those years have long since past, though Peter Gelb has managed to revive much interest with the innovation of the relays to movie theaters.
opera Puccini's Manon Lescaut Götz Friedrich (stage director), Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) – With Plácido Domingo (Chevalier des Grieux), Kiri Te Kanawa (Manon Lescaut). Manon Lescaut is a heroine I believe in," wrote Giacomo Puccini to his publisher Giulio Ricordi. Experience Puccini's third opera and first big success in Götz Friedrich's landmark 1983 production at the Royal Opera House. The extraordinary Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa take on the roles of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, accompanied by the Royal Opera House Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli.
Giuseppe Sinopoli, the conductor, made a puzzling Metropolitan debut. Intermittently, the drama came together in traditional ways. The horrified Tosca's exit, with cape swirling, in the second act, mirrored what was happening in the hushed and scuttling music, an effect often fluffed in routine ''Tosca'' performances. Too much of the time, however, Mr. Zeffirelli only succeeded in filling the space with distracting stage business. TOSCA, opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini; libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after the play by Victorien Sardou; production and sets designed by Franco Zeffirelli; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor; costumes designed by Peter J. Hall; lighting designed by Gil Wechsler. At the Metropolitan Opera.
Album · 1992 · 31 Songs. Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Angelo Veccia, Robin Stapleton, Children's Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Philharmonia Orchestra & Giuseppe Sinopoli. 7. Tosca: "Un tal baccano in chiesa! Bel rispetto!" Samuel Ramey, Angelo Veccia, Anthony Laciura, Philharmonia Orchestra & Giuseppe Sinopoli.
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- Recorded At – The Metropolitan Opera House
- Baritone Vocals [Sacristan] – Italo Tajo
- Baritone Vocals [Scarpia] – Cornell MacNeil
- Bass Vocals [Angelotti] – James Courtney
- Bass Vocals [Jailer] – Richard Vernon
- Bass Vocals [Sciarrone] – Russell Christopher
- Chorus – Metropolitan Opera Chorus
- Chorus Master – David Stivender
- Composed By – Giacomo Puccini
- Conductor – Giuseppe Sinopoli
- Directed By [Production], Set Designer – Franco Zeffirelli
- Executive-Producer – Michael Bronson
- Film Director – Kirk Browning
- Libretto By – Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica
- Lighting Director – Gil Wechsler
- Orchestra – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra*
- Producer – Samuel J. Paul
- Soprano Vocals [Tosca] – Hildegard Behrens
- Tenor Vocals [Cavaradossi] – Placido Domingo
- Tenor Vocals [Spoletta] – Anthony Laciura
- Treble Vocals [Shepherd] – Melissa Fogarty
NotesThis presentation of Tosca is subtitled in English and was made on March 20 and 27, 1985.
© 1989 Paramount Pictures Corporation.
VHS Hi-Fi Stereo.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (ISBN): 0-7921-0080-8
- Barcode: 031504023707
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Performer: Giacomo Puccini
Date of release: 1989
Style: Romantic, Opera
Size MP3: 1883 mb
Size FLAC: 1231 mb
Rating: 4.2 / 5
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