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Saturday, April 25, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Puccini: Tosca, April 25, 2015

  

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on January 14, 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias.

This classic 1953 recording stars Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano and Tito Gobbi. Victor de Sabata conducts the La Scala Opera.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09pm
Puccini: TOSCA BUY La Scala; De Sabata, conductor
10:00pm
10:24pm
Leonard Warren: Credo In Un Dio Crudel BUY from Prima Voce - Leonard Warren
10:29pm
Verdi: Ciel! Mio Padre...Riveradrai Le Forester Imbalsamate BUY from Prima Voce - Leonard Warren; composed by Verdi
10:37pm
Verdi: Morir! Tremenda Cosa...Urna Fatale BUY from Prima Voce - Leonard Warren; composed by Verdi
10:51pm
Wagner: Gotterdammerung - Prologue: Zu neuen Taten BUY from Flagstad & Melchior: The Complete Wagner Duets; composed by Wagner
11:00pm
11:03pm
R. Strauss: Salome Finale BUY from Metropolitan Opera Gala honoring Sir Rudolf Bing; composed by R. Strauss
11:19pm
Verdi: Otello Duet BUY ; James Levine, conductor
11:35pm
Dvorak: Rusalka: O Silver Moon BUY ; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
11:42pm
Robert Stolz: Schenk' Mir Dein Herz Heute Nacht BUY unknown; unknown, conductor
11:45pm
Korngold: Sweet Melody of Night BUY Jan Kiepura
11:49pm
Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma BUY London Symphony; Zubin Mehta, conductor Luciano Pavarotti
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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