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Puccini: Tosca - Alvaro Cordova (vocals); Angelo Mercuriali (vocals); Dario Caselli (vocals); Franco Calabrese (vocals);...
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This is one of the most justly revered operatic recordings ever made -- a dramatic and musical gold standard for Tosca despite its advancing age and monophonic sound. It was the last major recording project for Victor de Sabata, one of opera's greatest, yet least often recorded conductors. He brought a distinctive rhythmic urgency to this performance that you can hear from the very first bars, and he wove the vocal and orchestral textures together so organically that they still sound vivid today. He deserves a lot of the ...

Puccini: Tosca 1997, EMI Classics

UPC: 077774717588