View Poll Results: Which Tosca was your fave?

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  • Krylova & Ponomarenko

    5 4.76%
  • Alexei Yagudin

    24 22.86%
  • Irina Slutskaya

    24 22.86%
  • Langlois & Archetto

    10 9.52%
  • Michelle Kwan

    37 35.24%
  • Other

    5 4.76%
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Thread: Favourite Tosca

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    Favourite Tosca

    There's probably more performances than the ones I can think of, so feel free to state them. I voted for Irina's.

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    There is only one Tosca for all eternity and she is Maria Callas!!!

    As far as skating is concerned I would go with La Kwan because she interpreted the music not the story (my preference). Irina was trying to convey that she only lived for love and art but it looked more like she had a headache. The jumps were good, though.

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    I voted for Alexei's because I really felt drawn in by his performance.

    Unfortunately I have a hard time with any female interpretations because they seem to try to interpret every single aspect of Tosca in their four and a half minutes and it just doesn't work. Tosca is much to complicated a character for that. As Joe said sometimes people would be better putting their own interpretation to music, proabably why Bolero worked for T&D.

    Anyway never having had the pleasure of seeing Maria Callas perform live (too young I'm afraid) I have to go with the Welsh National Opera being one of my fave companies to perform it. The Welsh really can sing

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    I picked Irina but I also liked Viktor Peterenko's interpretation a lot. I did not like Michelle's interpretation as much; I found the whole program to be choreographically empty until the last footwork.

    BTW Krylova & Ponomarenko never skated together. Did you mean Klimova-Ponomarenko or Krylova-Ovssianikov? I am not aware of either of these ice dance pairs having skated to Tosca.

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    Didn't Krylova and Ovsiannikov have an exhibition dance to Tosca at some point? I seem to remember a dance where she slides across passionately interpreting Tosca's desperation

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    I chose other, as I loved Viktor Petrenko's interpretation of Tosca. I liked Yagudin's and Irina's as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01
    BTW Krylova & Ponomarenko never skated together. Did you mean Klimova-Ponomarenko or Krylova-Ovssianikov? I am not aware of either of these ice dance pairs having skated to Tosca.
    :o :o I meant Krylova & Ovsyannikov. Whoops! Obviously wasn't really concentrating when I was writing it. Think I can claim it as a typo? lol

    Could a kind moderator please change the name on the poll please? :o

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    I think Alexei's Tosca had the potential to be his best program ever - unfortunately it came too late in the season and for whatever reason he decided not to keep it for the following season to work on it.

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    Favorite Tosca

    Michelle Kwan took my breath away her Tosca. The music is so inspiring and MK certainly did this program justice.

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