Oficial Selection at Venice Film Festival, Benoît Jacquot's acclaimed film of Puccini's opera stars Angela Gheorghiu in the title role with Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, under Antonio Pappano.
'Gheorghiu gives a performance that cuts to the core of Puccini's tragedy... Pappano's conducting: a rich reading that conjures the ideal mixture of syrup and bitterness' Independent on Sunday
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu
Cavaradossi: Roberto Alagna
Scarpia: Ruggero Raimondi
Angelotti: Maurizio Muraro
Sagrestano: Enrico Fissore
Spoletta: David Cangelosi
Sciarrone: Sorin Coliban
Il Carceriere: Gwynne Howell
Un Pastore: James Savage-Hanford.
Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Chorus Master: Terry Edwards
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Director: Simon Toyne
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor and Musical Direction: Antonio Pappano
Leader: Peter Manning
Production: Benoît Jacquot.
Extra Features: Soprano Angela Gheorghiu on her role as Tosca, director Benoît Jacquot on creating Tosca as film, Antonio Pappano on Puccini's music for the opera.
Sound: Dolby Stereo & Optional 5.1
Duration: 120+41 mins
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Format: PAL ( PLease ensure your DVD player can play PAL foprmat DVDs)