DOMINGO, PLÁCIDO

Tosca (In The Settings And At The Times Of Tosca)

Blu-ray
3 Jun 2013

Barcode: 0825646452927

Other participants: Catherine Malfitano

BLU-RAY:
COLOUR •
REGION CODE: ALL REGIONS
NTSC 4:3 • 114 MINS • L-PCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: ENGLISH / FRENCH / GERMAN /ITALIAN

Music GIACOMO PUCCINI
Libretto GIACOSA & ILLICA

Conceived and Produced by ANDREA ANDERMANN
Director GIUSEPPE PATRONI GRIFFI
Cinematography VITTORIO STORARO
Directed for video by BRIAN LARGE

Floria Tosca CATHERINE MALFITANO
Mario Cavaradossi PLACIDO DOMINGO
Baron Scarpia RUGGERO RAIMONDI
Cesare Angelotti GIACOMO PRESTIA
Sacristan GIORGIO GATTI
Spoletta MAURO BUFFOLI
Sciarrone SILVESTRO SAMMARITANO
Gaoler FRANCO FEDERICI
Shepherd boy SIMONE SCATARZI

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Rome RAI
Conductor ZUBIN MEHTA

Contemporary Rome is the setting for this unique and highly innovative version of Puccini’s Tosca, performed in the Roman locations – and at the same times of day – as Puccini had written into his score. Thus the action opens in the beautiful 16th-century church of Sant’Andrea della Valle at noon, where Cavaradossi (Domingo) meets the fugitive Angelotti, moves to the Farnese Palace that evening where Tosca (Catherine Malfitano) dramatically makes a pact with the lustful Scarpia (Ruggero Raimondi), and finally to the battlements of the Castel Sant’Angelo at dawn the following day where the final drama is played out.

“Andrea Andermann’s television production was simply a triumph” THE TIMES

“The staggered timing, the complex technology and the settings themselves made the production the first of its kind” THE NEW YORK TIMES

Recorded live in July 1992 - REMASTERED IN HIGH DEFINITION FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPE

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Tosca in the settings and at the times  - Andermann Tosca 
01 Puccini : Tosca - In the settings and at the times of Tosca  - Andrea Andermann 


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