Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini’s story of Tosca’s love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia. Another opera by Puccini can be downloaded by reference Puccini Turandot 2016 in 4K
Tosca 4K Review
A superb cast singing gloriously is compromised by odd and arbitrary aspects of presentation in this film, but memory edits out the nonsense and one is left with the first-class acting and singing in the highly traditional and engaging body of the work. Interestingly, the weakness of Cavaradossi as a character, which is a recognised problem with Puccini’s wonderful melodrama,. comes across particularly clearly in this production, while the contrasting strength of Tosca and Scarpia power versus love, one might say, is outstanding.
A minor moan no Catholic woman would have gone into a church with uncovered hair in the 19th century–and no Papal policeman would go in with his hat on! But this director has the cultural equivalent of a tin ear.
Info Blu-ray movie
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Italian: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Italian: LPCM 2.0
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