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Scarpia

José van Dam bass-baritone | Frances Ginsberg soprano | Ignacio Encinas tenor | Léonard Grauss Guy Gabelle | Choeurs et Maîtrise de l&#039 | Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Patrick Baton

In 1994, 54-year old José Van Dam undertook to play the role of Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca for the first time, a part that he had refused repeatedly in the past. In April 1995 in Liège, the singer met again with stage director Nicolas Joel for the revival of Tosca. This documentary examines the dramatic and musical character of Scarpia as seen through the eyes of a mature singer with a newfound passion for the role.

Repertoire

Puccini: Scarpia

Facts

Prog. No.
7762
Music genre
Opera
Length
45 mins
Director
Jean-François Jung
Producers
MC4
Production year
1995