Sunday 10 June 2007

June 2007: Tosca in Oslo (2007-06-09)

Day 1: Saturday 2007-06-09 Oslo

Tosca (G. Puccini), Den Norske Opera

Floria Tosca = Inga Nielsen
Mario Cavaradossi = Salvatore Licitra
Scarpia = Sergei Leiferkus
Sakristanen = Yngve André Søberg
Angelotti = Knut Stiklestad

Sciarrone = Markus Kvits
Spoletta = Svein Erik Sagbråten

Wonderful Tosca performance. One of the best Tosca inszenierungen. With a standing ovation in the end. Mostly for Salvatore Licitra's singing and acting that was outstanding. Inga Nielsen who was singng Tosca was best in act 2+3, but even in act 1 she was a wonderful actress in her encounters with both Cavaradossi and Scarpia. In act 2 her voice had even more command and she was very much a believable Tosca with a wonderful Vissi d'arte. Sergei Leiferkus who was a wonderful Jago in Munich was less in command in act 1 but a totally believable Scarpia in act 2. Salvatore Licitra was simply the best Cavaradossi!!!