Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

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Angela-Gheorghiu as Tosca
Credit Catherine Ashmore

Jealousy, torture, murder and suicide: the path of true love certainly produces a bumpy ride… Puccini’s Tosca can make for a compelling night at the theatre. But when, as here, you get a cast, conductor and orchestra all at the top of their game, it is positively overwhelming. Three of the great operatic performers of our time are united: Angela Gheorghiu sings the title role, Jonas Kaufmann is her lover Cavaradossi, and Bryn Terfel is that menacing embodiment of sadistic evil, Baron Scarpia. Antonio Pappano conducts.