Tosca from the Royal Opera House, London
February 18, 2012
Powerful music, a gripping story and a tragic end: Puccini's ever-popular Tosca performed at London's Royal Opera House with a fabulous cast. Among the star singers in this revival are Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel. Jonathan Kent's detailed production draws to the full on the historical backdrop of Rome in 1800, a political world of control and suspicion, beautifully evoked in Paul Brown's lavish designs.