Tosca (2002)

This production of Puccini's classic opera Tosca features Patricia Racette performing the title role, assisted by Robertro Alagna and George Gagnidze.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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John von Rhein
Chicago Tribune

You would be better off investing in the worthy EMI recording that serves as the soundtrack, or the home video of the 1992 Malfitano-Domingo production.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

From the trembling fury of Gheorgiu's Tosca to the penetrating stare of Raimondi's Scarpia, this Tosca blazes with passion. At its best, it's sublime.

Cole Smithey

Benoit Jacquot ("School of Flesh") directs this stylistically challenging cinematic rendering of Giacomo Puccini's famous 1899 opera with an appropriately powerful performance by opera diva Angela Gheorgiu.

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Melinda Bargreen
Seattle Times

With three excellent principal singers, a youthful and good-looking diva and tenor and richly handsome locations, it's enough to make you wish Jacquot had left well enough alone and just filmed the opera without all these distortions of perspective.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Jacquot's Tosca is a treat.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The performance is curiously cold, surprisingly artificial and removed from the very passion embedded deeply within the score and libretto.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

For movie lovers as well as opera lovers, Tosca is a real treat.

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Boston Globe

It is impossible to imagine wanting to see Jacquot's film more than once, if that.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Definitely not a movie for everyone, but should please fans of the classic opera.

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