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Ralph V Lucano
American Record Guide, May 2016

Here, in one neat package, are three popular Puccini operas in conservative, traditional, utterly inoffensive productions.

The Tosca…is quite the best, and compares favorably with any other video of the opera I know. Gheorghiu not only sings gorgeously, she is a compelling actress. She’s utterly believable in the Act 1 duet, …Her voice is just right for the part, and you can’t say that about her two colleagues. Kaufmann is a riveting physical presence, …He has no trouble whatsoever getting the notes out, at all volume levels. His bottom is strong, and he can scale the tone down expressively on top. His breath control is also superb, and he’s an ardent, affecting actor… © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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