4K Ultra HD
Director: Benoît Jacquot
Actors: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi
Plot: Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini's story of Tosca's love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia.
Disc Release Date: 6 October 2017
Tosca is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of ArtHaus Musik with a 2160p transfer in 1.85:1. While the 4K UHD viewing experience was relatively enjoyable, it was less of an uptick in quality than I expected....
Thankfully, there are no similar technical issues with the two sterling audio presentations included on both discs in this set, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0. (Some curmudgeons may have wished for...
Neither the Blu-ray disc nor the 4K UHD disc included in this release sport any supplementary material....
It's been almost a year since Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro 4K was released, and around four months or so since the release of Wagner: Lohengrin 4K, and so to my knowledge the disc currently under review...
There are apparently a lot of fans of this production, at least as evidenced by some of the online comments I read in preparation for this review, but I have to say Jacquot's weird "combo platter" of recording...