Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca
Welsh National Opera / cond. Julian Smith / dir. Michael Blakemore

“David Rendall was equally vivid. With other performers it might seem odd that Cavaradossi can rouse himself to a loud top A sharp saluting Napoleon’s victory minutes after fainting from pain in Scarpia’s torture chamber. Rendall’s bohemian, fire burning in his belly, made it appear par for the course.”
Geoff Brown, The Times, May 2001