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The London Coliseum
|A stellar Cavaradossi lights up ENO's Tosca|
|For many people, to repeat a commonplace, opera is about those "wow" moments, the times when music, voice and staging come together to lift you onto a different plane. In ENO's Tosca last night, a "wow" moment happened more or less whenever Gwyn Hughes Jones opened his mouth: his Cavaradossi had total heroism, total artistry and effortless, silk-smooth phrasing. From the opening Recondita armonia to the third act E lucevan le stelle and the ensuing duet, he was thoroughly entrancing.
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