REVIEW: Cincinnati Opera’s ‘Tosca’ a triumph
“Just before summoning the courage to stab to death the lecherous police chief Scarpia, Ana María Martínez, as the diva Floria Tosca, sang a heartbreaking prayer. Her “Vissi d’arte,” in which she asks God why she is being made to suffer, was breathtaking. Turning to the statue of the Virgin Mary (that conveniently remained onstage for the whole opera), the soprano phrased with lyrical beauty and communicated her vunerablity as well as the strength that would carry her forward.
This was an evening where everything came together magnificently.”