London’s New Old `Tosca’ Has Mopey Gheorghiu, Stunning Terfel

ROH_Tosca.jpgBy Warwick Thompson [, 14 June 2006]
June 14 (Bloomberg) — “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” might be the moral of this story. After 42 years, the Royal Opera decided to ditch its traditional, much-loved production of Puccini’s “Tosca” and replace it with a gleaming new one which opened Tuesday with Angela Gheorghiu singing the title role for the first time on stage. They needn’t have bothered.