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Honestly, sorry I bought this. Jonas Kaufmann is seriously magnificent and if that's all you need from an opera named 'Tosca' then charge away with my blessing. Emily Magee has a great voice and is a fine actress but the things she's called upon to do by the director, as in...lay on the floor, strip down to her slip, etc. only make her look uncomfortable and aren't flattering to a woman with the extra weight she's carrying. She's especially poorly dressed in Act II and that's inexcusable as far as I'm concerned. Thomas Hampson is nobody's idea of a Scarpia but, at 12 feet tall he's certainly menacing enough amongst a cast that is hard to reach 5'8" in heels ( I never realized how short Kaufmann was 'till now ). As much as I love Robert Carsen's fresh take on so many opera's this one falls completely flat except at the finale of Act I. So, if you can't live without Jonas Kaufmann's latest triumph it's all yours. If you're looking for a real Tosca....this ain't it.