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Puccini: Tosca / De Sabata, Callas, et al

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Unspecified : [Tosca] Synopsis & Libretto [CD-ROM track]
Performer Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, January 2012
In 1953 [Callas] is caught at her peak, her voice perfectly under control and the characteristic insights she brought to its tiniest details fully developed...[de Sabata's] combination of fire and clarity make this the most exciting Tosca on disc...Opera sets rarely get absolutely everything right; this one does.

Penguin Guide
There has never been a finer recorded performance of Tosca...Gobbi makes the unbelievably villainous police chief into a genuine three-dimensional character, and Di Stefano...was at his finest...The conducting of De Sabata is spaciously lyrical as well as sharply dramatic...it brings a transfer which, taken from the original tapes, has the voices brighter and more immediate than on the Naxos set.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (08/10/1953-08/21/1953).



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
  • Performer: Franco Calabrese (Bass)
  • Conductor: Victor De Sabata
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (08/10/1953-08/21/1953)
  • Running Time: 62 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Unspecified : [Tosca] Synopsis & Libretto [CD-ROM track]
  • Conductor: Victor De Sabata