Bloomberg, May 15, 2008
by Warwick Thompson  
Puccini: Tosca, London, ROH, 12 May 2008
Thrilling Tosca: London Picks 
Kaufmann's Presence

There's another outstanding performance to catch in London at the moment too. German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is singing the role of Cavaradossi in ``Tosca'' at Covent Garden, and he brings a thrilling voice, sensitive musicianship and an intense stage presence to the part.

Micaela Carosi is nice and loud as the eponymous diva, and Paolo Gavanelli amusingly crude as the evil Scarpia. In Jonathan Kent's traditional-style production, it all adds up to a Covent Garden goodie.

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