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Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien

Author: C Major Entertainment

Theater an der Wien presents a brilliant rendition of Puccini’s Tosca with Kristīne Opolais and Jonathan Tetelman in the main roles,

  • Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

    Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

  • Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien © Monika Rittershaus

  • Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien © Monika Rittershaus

It is impossible to imagine today’s opera repertoire without Puccini’s Tosca, but rarely has an opera been so brutal: Murder, torture and love, jealousy and passion – everything is present in abundance. When it was written in 1900, this thriller set to music caused considerable controversy due to the political figureheads involved. Only much later the story about the deeply religious Tosca, the passionate Cavaradossi and the sadistic Scarpia was interpreted as the psychological drama it was meant to be. The drama on stage is accompanied from the orchestra pit by Marc Albrecht conducting the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra by pointed sketches of the characters, but also - as typical for Puccini - by lyrical turns and beautiful melodies that make this opera shocker unique.

“Marc Albrecht, with a fabulously disposed ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, [...] – a masterly achievement.” (Opernwelt). Next to Kristīne Opolais, “a great, highly dramatic singing actress whose interpretation gets under the skin” (Kurier), sings the discovery of the evening, “the young tenor Jonathan Tetelman stems Caravadossi with juvenile power and tenoral beam that almost bursts the dimensions of the house.” (Opernwelt)

Original title Puccini: Tosca from Theater an der Wien
Genre Opera
Recording location Theater an der Wien, 2022
Duration 123 mins
Production Company A co-production of Unitel and ORF in co-operation with VBW and Theater an der Wien with the support of AGRANA
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra / Band ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Marc Albrecht
Choir Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Chorus Master Erwin Ortner
Stage Director Martin Kusej
Soloist Kristīne Opolais, Jonathan Tetelman, Gábor Bretz, Rafał Pawnuk

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