Covent Garden ‘Tosca’ Is a Kitten, Not a Tiger

By ALAN RIDING [NY Times, 15 June 2006]
LONDON, June 14 ó No less than the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden has long counted on Franco Zeffirelli’s lush and safely traditional productions to fill the hall for yet another revival of an opera evergreen. While music critics may grow tired of them, the public rarely complains.