Lucky duckies in Seville are getting ready for the Teatro De La Maestranza premiere of Luca Ronconi's indescribably awesome staging of Tosca. Opera Chic, accidenti!, wasn't living in Milan yet, and she missed the beauty of maestro Muti's conducting for that production. And Leo Nucci's Scarpia, on DVD and cd, sounds just, well, perfect. Yes, OC managed to catch the Maazel-conducted Ronconi Tosca last year, with the b3wbalicious Daniela Dessì, much better than Guleghina: it was just not the same, without Muti (no disrespect to maestro Maazel).
Instead lucky Spaniards will enjoy the burnished, dignified voice of Renato Bruson as a very interesting Scarpia (Tosca will be Guleghina, and OC is not really a fan, but what3vs).
Here's a Nucci, because he's our favorite sing-a-long baritone, like, ev4r