Puccini: Tosca - Tebaldi, Poggi, Protti; Erede. Tokyo, 1961
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This performance from Japan features Renata Tebaldi as Floria Tosca. Although the beginning of the sixties marked a shift in repertoire for her away from some of the more vocally exposed roles to roles like Adriana and Gioconda, she still manages some very exciting singing including some great High Cs. And her 'Vissì d'arte" is a lesson in Puccini style. Gianni Poggi may not have a world class voice but he sings with security. Aldo Protti is truly terrifying as Scarpia at once suave and savage. The sound is very good.
Tosca duet with Tebaldi & Di Stefano