[Met Performance] CID:200920
Tosca {443} Metropolitan Opera House: 01/12/1965.

(Review)


Metropolitan Opera House
January 12, 1965


TOSCA {443}

Tosca...................Renata Tebaldi
Cavaradossi.............Richard Tucker
Scarpia.................Anselmo Colzani
Sacristan...............Fernando Corena
Spoletta................Paul Franke
Angelotti...............Justino Díaz
Sciarrone...............Russell Christopher
Shepherd................Stuart Fischer
Jailer..................Robert Patterson

Conductor...............Nello Santi

Review of Irving Kolodin in the January 30, 1965 issue of the Saturday Review


Renata Tebaldi's resumption of regular weekly or semi-weekly performances has had the consequences that opera enthusiasts must wish for this fine artist: a steady accretion of confidence in her newly found vocal strength, a gradual return to the refinements of phrasing and tonal gradations long associated with her. The most Tebaldi-ish performance she has given in months was her recent Tosca with Richard Tucker as Cavaradossi. There was very little of the recent lunging for top tones, and a much more even, well-adjusted production throughout. Tucker is now singing Cavaradossi better than at any time before, with the kind of youthful ardor that comes only with age. Anselmo Colzani was the Scarpia, Nello Santi the conductor.



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