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Karl Lozier
Positive Feedback Online, July 2012

Here is a real jewel that I can recommend highly to all. I was simply enjoying the opera Tosca. I was quickly hooked visually, also I must admit by some of the best costuming ever. The outstanding vocalists, aided by a fine chorus, just seemed to be a step above most of the performers I have heard the past months this year. I know that is a strong statement to make and maybe I am over reacting a bit as everything just seemed to fall into place creating, at least an outstanding if not great, operatic production. Yes, everything else fell into the same mould from conductor Daniel Oren to all the musicians in the fine orchestra. It is so nice to be able review recordings that seem to have no flaws.

Now it is a couple of days later and if anything has changed it is that I feel even more certain of the rave review. The orchestral playing is simply outstanding and in the visual area…the dramatic acting is almost on par with film productions.

Seemingly flawless and easily awarded my top recommendation. © 2012 Positive Feedback Online Read complete review

Robert J Farr
MusicWeb International, January 2012

Opera on a big open-air stage has many challenges for all concerned…it’s the conductor’s role to give momentum to the performance, to do justice to this composer’s opulent melody and textures, and, above all, to let the thousands in the audience hear the singers and their words…certainly are clear enough and well balanced here with the advantage of strategically placed microphones catching the sound in all its sonority and detail.

Of all operatic dramas, Tosca thrives or dies with the performance of the three principals. As actors, all three in this production excel, as do those in the minor parts. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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