USA Tel (404) 200-4776

CD1972700 "Tosca" de Puccini au Festival d’ Aix-en-Provence, Version française

CD1972700 "Tosca" de Puccini au Festival d’ Aix-en-Provence, Version française
Item# CD1972700
$8.95

Product Description

CD1972700 "Tosca" de Puccini au Festival d’ Aix-en-Provence, Version française

Disponible du 09/07/2019 au 08/10/2019

[I also have the Mezzo Live HD broadcast, but I doubt it can be much better; besides, the opera started later than scheduled due to rain, so the video is quite long]

Pour la première fois, le célèbre mélodrame de Giacomo Puccini est inclus dans la programmation du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Le cinéaste français, Christophe Honoré, met en scène cette nouvelle production et choisit de moderniser cette oeuvre en y intégrant des éléments cinématographiques.

Basé sur le livret de Luigi Illica et Giuseppe Giacosa, lui-même inspiré de la pièce de Victorien Sardou La Tosca, l’opéra de Puccini fut un échec lors de sa première représentation en 1900 dû aux critiques intransigeantes. C’est grâce au public que l’oeuvre disgraciée devient un grand succès populaire et accède au statut de "chef d’oeuvre".

Le rôle de Tosca, cantatrice profondément amoureuse et jalouse, est un des rôles les plus convoités par les chanteuses lyriques pour sa prouesse musicale, sa complexité émotionnelle et sa profonde humanité. Christophe Honoré réinvente cet opéra en choisissant deux sopranos américaines pour le rôle de Tosca et en les faisant interagir ensemble sur scène. L’une, Angel Blue, commence à peine sa carrière très prometteuse. L’autre, Catherine Malfitano, est une chanteuse lyrique reconnue et célébrée, lauréate d’un Emmy Award en 1992 pour sa prestation de Tosca.

Cette oeuvre symbolise l’intérêt de Puccini pour le vérisme et le début de son affiliation au mouvement. Le metteur en scène français, pour qui "le cinéma repose sur un socle réaliste important", semble vouloir honorer la notion de vérisme en intégrant des éléments cinématographiques qui apportent, à cet opéra classique, une dimension plus naturaliste et réaliste.

Spectacle capté le 9 juillet 2019 au Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.

Photo © Jean Louis Fernandez

Pays : France Année : 2019-07-09

TOSCA GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924) THÉÂTRE DE L'ARCHEVÊCHÉ 4 6 9 12 15 17 20 22 JULY MELODRAMMA IN THREE ACTS LIBRETTO BY LUIGI ILLICA AND GIUSEPPE GIACOSA BASED ON THE PLAY "LA TOSCA" BY VICTORIEN SARDOU FIRST PERFORMED THE 14TH OF JANUARY 1900 AT THE TEATRO COSTANZI IN ROME

Tosca de Puccini – mise en scène Christophe Honoré – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2019 © Jean Louis Fernandez Conductor Daniele Rustioni Stage Director Christophe Honoré Stage Designer Alban Ho Van Costume Designer Olivier Bériot Lighting Designer Dominique Bruguière Video Baptiste Klein, Christophe Honoré Conductor Assistant and Choirmaster Hugo Peraldo Vocal Coaches Bertrand Halary, Alfredo Abbati Stage Director Assistants Sandrine Lanno, Erika Guillouzouic Set Designer Assistant Ariane Bromberger Costume Designer Assistant Nathalie Pallandre Lighting Designer Assistant Nicolas Faucheux Camera Operators Céline Baril, Paul Poncet Documentation Pierre Flinois

Floria Tosca Angel Blue La Prima Donna Catherine Malfitano Mario Cavaradossi Joseph Calleja Il barone Scarpia Alexey Markov Cesare Angelotti Simon Shibambu Il sagrestano Leonardo Galeazzi Sciarrone Jean-Gabriel Saint Martin* Spoletta Michael Smallwood Un Carceriere Virgile Ancely The Butler Jean-Frédéric Lemoues** Firefighter Frank Daumas Musicians Rocco Manfredi, Matthieu Rieusset Orchestra Orchestra of Opéra de Lyon - Conductor Daniele Rustioni Chorus Chorus of Opéra de Lyon - Conductor Hugo Peraldo Children Chorus Children Chorus of Opéra de Lyon - Conductor Karine Locatelli * former artist of the Académie ** with the support of the Jeune théâtre national

NEW PRODUCTION OF THE FESTIVAL D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE A COPRODUCTION WITH OPÉRA NATIONAL DE LYON

SCORE EDITORS: RICORDI

A prima donna must be respected. Because there are years of sacrifice, study, a life spent in a small dark room with a score […] It is a very hard profession. And this is why I am proud to be a prima donna.

Last interview with Maria Callas, April 1976 Tosca – the name snaps and blares. It refers to the opera of operas, and the role of roles: the greatest opera singers are consumed by it. Because the work makes theatre out of an opera singer. She will lose her revolutionary lover and her own life because she is sick with jealousy, and movingly pious. Programmed for the first time at the Festival d’Aix, Puccini’s master work will be staged by Christophe Honoré as a melancholic reminder of the fascinating theatrical creature of stage and sound that is this diva, this woman who lives “on art and on love” and on whom time and death have no hold.

Video images displaying Catherine Malfitano in Tosca's role and Placido Domingo in Cavaradossi's role are extracted from the Live Film Tosca dans les lieux et aux heures de Tosca (1992), conceived and et produced by Andrea Andermann.

Christophe Honoré would like to thank: Andrea Andermann, Sarah Bernhardt, Maria Callas, Régine Crespin, Jean-Louis Fernandez, Stephan Holowid, Raina Kabaivanska, Brian Large, Catherine Malfitano, Marcel Proust, Daniel Schmid, Gérard Titus-Marcel, Renata Tebaldi, Shirley Verrett.

Copyrights of the video archives: —Tosca dans les lieux et aux heures de Tosca un film en direct conçu et produit par Andrea Andermann —Footage courtesy of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Live From Lincoln Center —© DIGITAL CLASSICS DISTRIBUTION LTD — 1998 —Maria By Callas — Réal. : Tom Wolf — Elephant Doc & Petit Dragon — ITV Archive —A production of UNITEL —Tosca, The Metropolitan Opera © 1978

All download links and files are emailed to you within 72 business hours of your order. Please note: If you are charged shipping for any MP3, please let us know and we will refund you immediately! Also, almost all CD's are available as MP3's.

Shipping rates in the USA and Canada are $3.99 for the first item and $1.25 for each additional item. Shipping rates outside the USA and Canada are $14.00 for the first item and $2.50 for each additional item.

Important Information!!!
USA Telephone (404) 200-4776 We sell only opera recordings. The recordings are sent to you in paper sleeves with no tray card or inserts, just the raw discs with printed labels. These recordings are of nonprofessional quality that are in the public domain. The quality of these old opera recordings is not very good and they are meant for collectors and educational purposes only. Most of them are 30 or 40 years old, so they might be blurry, colors faded, and not sound very good, but they might not be available elsewhere. Please note that most of our recordings do not have tracks, they have 1 long track per disc.