16 January 2018 at 11.26am | 33 Comments
Bravi for #rohtosca at @RoyalOperaHouse tonight! @MalteseTenor is a memorable Cavaradossi, capturing the revolutionary fervour and the artistic passion of the character. Adrianne Peiczonka is a powerful Tosca and @GeraldFinley is an exquisitely sinister Scarpia.
— Arthur Steinböck (@steinbck) January 15, 2018
— Director Dan (@DirectorDan86) January 16, 2018
Everything about last nights #ROHTosca was just fine, orchestra was fine, conducting was fine, singing was fine but seemed to be missing a spark. Just didnt have the emotion you would expect from a tosca
— robert billingham (@bosoko) January 16, 2018
Good actors, but I did not tremble as usual. Both emotive impact and expressive strenght were missing during tonight floppy performance.
“E lucean le stelle” is traditionally so moving, powerful romantic..
“O dolci baci, o languide carezze... #ROHTosca #London #Opera pic.twitter.com/h3mJzwwF0L
— Francesca Marchese (@fmarchese_uk) January 16, 2018
#ROHTosca I enjoyed the performance but it didn't thrill me. The first act was only ok but it did get better. But I want to feel goose pimples and that was missing.
— Peter Grieves-Smith (@pgscriminallaw) January 15, 2018
— Mark Valencia ???????? (@MarkValencia) January 15, 2018
Totally uninspiring first act of #ROHTosca - orchestra relentlessly loud under Ettinger. Singers pushing their voices to be heard. All act as if tonight was their first meeting - and with all the subtlety of a Christmas pantomime at the Palladium. pic.twitter.com/hYzaulrPBi
— Attila (@attilalondon) January 15, 2018
— Achyuta Nori #FBPE (@AchyutaNori) January 15, 2018
A wonderful Act 1 - Calleja so elegant yet robust (and what impressive breath control); Pieczonka singing beautifully (and so meticulously) - Finley an ominous Scarpia, but producing wonderful tone. It’s such a compelling opera when it’s done well! #ROHTosca
— Charles Tansley (@SquareAlbert) January 15, 2018
— Hope ???? (@hopecconway) January 16, 2018
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