Tosca - LA Opera

LA Opera - 1989/2008

Cast:  1989: Maria Ewing, Neil Shicoff, Justino Diaz.  Conductor: Plácido Domingo

Cast:  2001:  Catherine Malfitano, Tom Fox.

Cast:  2005:  Violetta Urmana, Salvatore Licitra, Samuel Ramey

Cast:  2008:  Neil Shicoff, Adrian Pszonka, Juan Pons.

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"The final bars of Puccini's Tosca provide a moment of epiphany for many opera-lovers, but with Catherine Malfitano in the title role and Ian Judge as stage director, the entire evening was anything but business as usual. All of the melodrama - some of it outrageous, but mostly brimming with unusually perceptive nuances - was presented without the usual bathos." - Opera News