Tosca, Royal Opera House, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 10 June 2011]
Five years ago there was apprehension when the Royal Opera announced that it was disposing of its classic Zeffirelli production of Tosca, the one that can be seen in the historic film with Maria Callas. Now its successor is also going to be filmed and an all-star cast is being assembled especially for the last two performances of this revival.