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|Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:12 pm Post subject: Tosca in Abu Dhabi
|Sir Bryn went to Abu Dhabu in March.
Here is a description of Tosca.
From the moment Terfel appeared he grabbed us by the throat and didn’t let go for a moment. A perfect menacing Scarpia, with a stage presence and charisma that was even broader than his hefty frame.
The Welshman gave it his all: when his character crashed to the floor, the pain seemed real. (And it probably was – when I spotted him at the airport the following day he was hobbling and wincing.) “Tosca, my falcon,” he sang, and in a city where the golden falcon is an official symbol; we were entranced.