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Nina Stemme (Turandot), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Calaf), Maria Agresta (Liù), Alexander Tsymbaluk (Timur), Angelo Veccia (Ping), Roberto Covatta (Pang), Blagoj Nacoski (Pong), Carlo Bosi (Altoum), Gianluca Breda (Mandarino), Azer Rza-Zada (Principe di Persia)
Coro di voci bianche dell’Accademia...
it is a measure of Lehnhoff's authority that you never question his choices...Chailly digs deep into Puccini's score...And the La Scala orchestra plays as if their life depended on it...Stemme... — More…
Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Nina Stemme (Minnie), Tomasz Konieczny (Jack Rance)
Orchester & Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Welser-Most
Stemme and Jonas Kaufmann succeed in making Johnson and Minnie’s last-chance-love thoroughly believable. Their singing is magnificent: supple, authoritative, sincere and tender, with due attention... — More…
Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Lukas Jakobski (Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Jonathan Kent (director)
Pappano's mastery of Puccinian pace and phrasing intensifies this turbulent score's onward surge, but he's also noticeable attentive to his singers...[Kaufmann's] cries of 'Vittoria!' are thrilling...and... — More…
Lucio Gallo (Michele), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Luigi), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Giorgetta), Alan Oke (Tinca), Jeremy White (Talpa), Irina Mishura (La Frugola), Ji-Min Park (Venditore), Robert Anthony Gardiner (Due Amanti)
a triumph...three wonderfully directed and expertly acted productions. Add in Pappano's impeccable conducting and his valuable introductions to the pieces, and you have a nigh-on ideal Trittico. — More…
Angela Gheorghiu (Floria Tosca), Roberto Alagna (Mario Cavaradossi), Ruggero Raimondi (Baron Scarpia), Maurizio Muraro (Cesare Angelotti), Enrico Fissore (The sacristan), David Cangelosi (Spoletta) & Sorin Coliban (Sciarrone)
The Royal Opera House Chorus & Orchestra, Covent Garden &...
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Kristine Opolais (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez Mario (Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Scarpia), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Angelotti), Peter Rose (Il Sagrestano)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Chor Wien & Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe, Sir Simon Rattle
There is something to be said for embracing the vulgar in Puccini. Rattle does more than this. He polishes the sadistic brilliance of the instrumentation to a blinding dazzle, most strikingly... — More…
Lise Lindstrom (Turandot), Marco Berti (Calaf), Eri Nakamura (Liu), Raymond Aceto (Timur)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Henrik Nánási (conductor) & Andrei Serban (director)
Serban's galvanically colourful staging has survived with remarkable vigour...Lindstrom is pretty much the ideal Ice Princess: her voice one of steely intensity...Berti as Calaf has a clarion... — More…
Teodor Ilincai (Rodolfo), Hibla Gerzmava (Mimì), Gabriele Viviani (Marcello), Inna Dukach (Musetta), Kostas Smoriginas (Colline), Jacques Imbrailo (Schaunard), Jeremy White (Benoit), Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro), Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Lukas Jakobski...
Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Jose Cura, Simon Keenlyside & Agnes Letestu, Cecilia Bartoli & Bryn Terfel
Royal Opera House, Paris Opera Ballet, Teatro Real, Glyndebourne, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Drottningholm Theatre, De Nederlandse Opera