Dream-cast Tosca

At a Vienna Opera rehearsal today:

terfel gheorghiu kaufmann

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  • Tried to get tickets for next Saturday but seems to have sold out months ago – I wonder why? Going to Jenufa on the following night instead

  • You were doing well till Petrenko… Not nearly ‘dirty’ enough to conduct a good Tosca!

    If you could have this cast under Luisotti, then we would be talking…

    But anyway, the ROH had this cast back in 2011…

    • Well, you could be right about Petrenko. I have not heard any Puccini from him; we will find out. Anyway, Harteros is a fuller voice for Floria Tosca than is AG these days, and just as Italianate.

      • so right – AG has never been a great Tosca, no voice for it, no blood and at the MET last November it was a very poor show – what an overrated singer!
        Jonas is of course excellent and Bryn very good too but not italian enough for my taste. Petrenko probably the best right now for this! Munich has for sure once more the better cast but a lousy production by the normally fabulous Luc Bondy.

  • They were extremely liverly yesterday night at the pizzeria, singing snaps from the second act and laughing heartily.

  • Man, I wish I could catch this Tosca.

    I’ve already seen Terfel in Falstaff and La Gheorghiu in both La Boheme and Pagliacci — all in Los Angeles. Kaufmann is the only one I haven’t ever had the good fortune to hear live. For those of you who have tickets, I’m jealous.

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