|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.
"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