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Puccini: Tosca (Teatro Real)
Daniela Dessì (Tosca); Fabio Armiliato (Cavaradossi); Ruggero Raimondi (Scarpia);
Daniela Dessì takes the title role in Nuria Espert's production of Puccini's fiery Roman melodrama of lust, betrayal and revenge. Filmed in High Definition during January 2004 at the Teatro Real, and mixed in sumptuous 5.1 Surround Sound, this intense and atmospheric production rates among the finest stage performances ever captured for DVD of Puccini's operatic tour de force.
"Recommended on many levels. Perhaps it is a tie between Beninis carefully considered conducting and Raimondis evil yet human and believable Scarpia that makes this a worthwhile purchase. It is certainly one of the most thought-provoking DVDs to have come my way." (Musicweb International)
"...huge and unanimous bravi and applause for the three main singers...More than 15 minutes of applause at the end of the performance for the successful premiere of Nuria Espert at the Real...An absolutely magnificent cast of voices." (El Mundo)
"Spectacular scenography by Ezio Frigerio... Beautiful and magnificent costumes by Franca Squarciapino." (Opera Actual)
"This lavish production shows all the talent of Nuria Espert, reaching her highest pinnacle." (ABC Madrid)
Interviews with Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato, Ruggero Raimondi, Maurizio Benini, and Nuria Espert.Cast Gallery. Full colour, 28 page booklet includes article by Tom Sutcliffe, synopsis and artist biographies.