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PUCCINI, G.: Tosca (Teatro Real, 2004) (NTSC)




PUCCINI, G.: Tosca (Teatro Real, 2004) (NTSC)

Giacomo Puccini

Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Ruggero Raimondi
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Conductor Maurizio Benini

Daniela Dessi takes the title role in Nuria Espert's new production of Puccini's fiery Roman melodrama of lust, betrayal and revenge. Filmed in High Definition during the 2003-4 Teatro Real season, 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.

"...An absolutely magnificent cast of voices."
EL MUNDO, Madrid

Region Code All regions
Running time approx 194 mins
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format LPCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 Surround
Menu languages GB
Subtitle languages GB/F/D/ES
Dimensions (mm) H192/W136/D14
Cat. No OA 0901 D
Barcode 809478009016

A new production by the internationally acclaimed director Nuria Espert for the Teatro Real, Madrid in a beautifully intense and dramatic classical style. The lighting by Vinicio Cheli increases the atmosphere of a performance which is destined as a benchmark for twenty-first century productions. Based on the theatre play La Tosca, by Victorien Sardou and first performed at the Teatro Costanzi de Roma on 14th January 1900. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Floria Tosca Daniela Dessi
Mario Cavaradossi Fabio Armiliato
Baron Scarpia Ruggero Raimondi
Cesare Angelotti Marco Spotti
Sacristan Miguel Sola
Spoletta Emilio Sanchez
Sciarrone Josep Miquel Ribot
Jailer Francisco Santiago
Shepherd Eliana Bayon

Stage Director Nuria Espert
Set Designer Ezio Frigerio
Costume Designer Franca Squarciapino
Lighting Designer Vinicio Cheli


• Interviews with Daniela Dessi & Fabio Armiliato, Ruggero Raimondi, Maurizio Benini, and Nuria Espert
• Cast Gallery
• 28 page, full colour booklet includes article by Tom Sutcliffe, synopsis and artists biographies

Puccini, Giacomo

Giacosa, Giuseppe; Illica, Luigi

Benini, Maurizio

Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra

Madrid Teatro Real Chorus

Armiliato, Fabio; Bayon, Eliana; Dessì, Daniela; Raimondi, Ruggero; Ribot, Josep Miquel; Sanchez, Emilio; Santiago, Francisco; Sola, Miguel; Spotti, Marco

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: OA0901D

Barcode: 0809478009018

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Release Date: 08/2004

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