23rd January 2018
Katherine talks to the Romanian soprano about returning to one of her signature-roles at Covent Garden this week, and her new album of verismo arias on Warner Classics.
Tosca: it is opera, it is Italy. It is desire, passion and murder….
Featuring opera superstars Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Ruggero Raimondi, with musical direction by the world-renowned Antonio Pappano.
Prestige of official selection at Venice Film Festival, a comprehensive and successful commercial run in cinemas and outstanding critical acclaim.
10th anniversary special edition, with exclusive DVD bonus features including a new 10th anniversary interview with soprano Angela Gheorghiu, a collector’s booklet and a “Costume Design” featurette plus original 2001 interviews with Angela Gheorghiu on her role as Tosca, director Benoît Jacquot on creating Tosca as film and Antonio Pappano on Puccini’s music for the opera.
“brings this opera vividly to life… this is a classic of the future” The Guardian
“gripping and very well sung” Opera Now
“superb” Gramophone Magazine
"Gheorghiu gives a performance that cuts to the core of Puccini's tragedy... Pappano's conducting; a rich reading that conjures the ideal mixture of syrup and bitterness" Independent on Sunday
Audio: Dolby Stereo & Optional 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Feature Running Time: 120 mins
Italian with optional English subtitles
Bonus Features Running Time: 41 mins
Region: 0, PAL
Territory: Worldwide (excluding Japan, North America, France and Germany)
Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Roberto Alagna (Cavaradossi), Ruggero Raimondi (Scarpia), Enrico Fissore (Sagristano), Maurizio Muraro (Angelotti), David Cangelosi (Spoletta), Sorin Colibran (Sciarrone), James Savage-Hanford (Un pastore), Gwynne Howell (Un carceriere)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano