Puccini: Tosca - Bjoner, Mori, Ohanesian; Mancelli. Karlsruhe, 1971


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  • On paper, the role of Tosca doesn't seem like the most logical fit for a singer like Ingrid Bjoner, but by the end of the performance Bjoner proves she has something to say about this character. Her "Vissì d'arte", in particular, was marked by a profound emotional connection to the character, and each word she sang felt imbued with sincere anguish and introspection.
  • Despite being under appreciated in his day, David Ohanesian proves that he could stand next to some of the greatest Scarpias of his day.


  • Although the leads sing in Italian, the supporting roles and chorus sing in German.

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OD 11987-2