Puccini: Tosca

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Puccini: Tosca

Sir Colin Davis

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Spanish opera singer Jose Carreras might be best known, alongside Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, as one of the “Three Tenors”, but he was once hailed in his own right by critics as the possessor of the most beautiful tenor voice of his era. Like his two colleagues who were catapulted to global superstardom in the early 1990s, Carreras had already enjoyed a very distinguished career on stage, partnering most of the most famous sopranos in the world in operas by Verdi, Puccini and Giordano. Long before Italia 90 and the millions of records the famous trio sold, Carreras could be heard at his best, in a 1976 Tosca, alongside Monserrat Caballé: try the great Act 1 aria “Recondita armonia” for a passionate and lyrical vocal performance, which flows forth like an open fire hose. read more



    Record Label

    Decca Music Group Ltd.


    1 December 1976


    July 1976, 9 July 1976

    Recording locations

    Watford Town Hall, London, unknown, London