Jane Eaglen sings Tosca
CHAN 3066
International Record Review
'Jane Eaglen sings grandly in the title role... her lyrical phrasing is outstanding and she never fails when an exciting expansion to full voice is required. She is good too at vehemence.. This cannot be a comparative review (no other recording of Tosca is in English), but if Eaglen is less vivid an actress and less word-responsive than Callas, if her voice is less evenly produced than that of Leontyne Price, she is by no means obliterated by these conjunctions. By any standard her Tosca is a distinguished one.
An opera in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
after the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou
English version by Edmund Tracey
The Cast
Jane Eaglen, soprano, PMF Scholar - Floria Tosca
Dennis O'Neill, tenor - Mario Cavaradossi
Gregory Yurisich, baritone - Baron Scarpia
Peter Rose, bass - Cesare Angelotti
Andrew Shore, bass-baritone - Sacristan
John Daszak, tenor - Spoletta
Christopher Booth-Jones, bass - Sciarrone
Ashley Holland, bass (PMF Scholar) - Jailor
Charbel Michael, alto - A Shepherd Boy

Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
The Peter Kay Children`s Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra
David Parry - conductor


Recorded in Blackheath Halls, London 25-27 & 29-30 August 1995

Producer - Brian Couzens, Sound engineer - Ralph Couzens, Assistant engineer - Richard Smoker
Opera Now
'Jane Eaglen is the main vocal attraction. Singing with vibrant tone, she rises to the many challenges of the score. Her range is wide and there is no sign of insecurity in the all-consuming climax of Act II.