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  • 1956 - Caniglia, Corelli, Guelfi

    0 0%
  • 1961 - Tebaldi, Poggi, Guelfi

    0 0%
  • 1961 - Tebaldi, Tobin, London

    1 6.25%
  • 1973 - Kabaivanska, Labo, Mastromei

    0 0%
  • 1976 - Kabaivanska, Domingo, Milnes

    5 31.25%
  • 1978 - Verrett, Pavarotti, McNeil

    1 6.25%
  • 1980 - Kabaivanska, Pavarotti, Wixell

    0 0%
  • 1985 - Behrens, Domingo, McNeil

    3 18.75%
  • 1985 - Marton, Aragall, Wixell

    0 0%
  • 1990 - Kabaivanska, Pavarotti, Wixell

    0 0%
  • 1992 - Malfitano, Domingo, Raimondi

    4 25.00%
  • 1999 - Guleghina, Licitra, Nucci

    0 0%
  • 2001 - Gheorghiu, Alagna, Raimondi

    3 18.75%
  • 2010 - Mattila, Alvarez, Gagnidze

    0 0%
  • 2011 - Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Terfel

    5 31.25%
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    Tosca film 1955: Franco Corelli, Renata Heredia Capnist, Carlo Tagliabue

    Tosca 2004: Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Ruggero Raimondi

    Tosca 2005: Fiorenza Cedolins, Marcelo Alvarez, Ruggero Raimondi

    Tosca 2007: Nadja Michael, Zoran Todorovich, Gidon Saks

    Tosca 2012: Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Claudio Sgura

    Tosca 2017: Kristine Opolais, Marcelo Alvarez, Marco Vratonga

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    I can't believe this wasn't one of the choices:

    Tosca.jpg

    In terms of a film version of Tosca (rather than a live performance that was captured on film) I would probably go with the Malfitano/Domingo one and for a filmed performance the Gheorghiu/Kaufmann/Terfel. However, my second favourite Tosca is Olivero and this studio film of the opera has her at her most even and tasteful (I like some of her wild performances of this role as well). Misciano and Fioravanti aren't up to her level, but it's a great version that shouldn't be overlooked.

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    Out of four I have watched, this is my favorite:
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiyatsiya View Post
    Where is Callas, Gobbi, Cioni - Covent Garden, 1964? It's Act 2 only, but it's the ultimate Tosca performance.
    Whenever I watch Callas and Gobbi in that (which I've done probably a dozen times) I don't miss acts 1 and 3 at all. The Tosca-Scarpia relationship is the fun part of the opera anyway. Cavaradossi is just an excuse for Scarpia to torturate Tosca's anima, si. They bring the tenor onstage to yell out the name of some woman named Victoria, and when she doesn't show they take him out again so we can get on with the murder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    Whenever I watch Callas and Gobbi in that (which I've done probably a dozen times) I don't miss acts 1 and 3 at all. The Tosca-Scarpia relationship is the fun part of the opera anyway. Cavaradossi is just an excuse for Scarpia to torturate Tosca's anima, si. They bring the tenor onstage to yell out the name of some woman named Victoria, and when she doesn't show they take him out again so we can get on with the murder.
    Yes but you have to love the leap off the parapet wall in Act 3!
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Jun-22-2019 at 15:26.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Yes but you have to love the leap off the parapet wallin Act 3!
    I wish I'd been there to see the famous reappearance of the bouncing Tosca.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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