TOSCA - PUCCINI
audio: 'Te Deum' - Act I
"Fascinating performance... Standing Ovations for 'Tosca'..."
...the controlling factor is Andrew Golder's fabulous police chief, Scarpia. His dark tenor moves from the flattering revaluation of his 'object of desire' up to the barking fascist commander. The richness of Golder's baritonal tone quality is as vast as the refined nuances of his acting. Here the opera could be called Scarpia just as well as or instead of Tosca.