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Saturday, August 22, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Puccini: Tosca, August 22, 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 1990 live recording stars Luciano Pavarotti, Raina Kabaivanska and Ingvar Wixell. Daniel Oren conducts the Rome Opera.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
Puccini: TOSCA BUY Rome Opera; Daniel Oren, conductor Pavarotti
10:00pm
10:42pm
del monaco / Sutherland: Act I: Quels regards! Quelle effronterie! BUY from Carmen
10:51pm
Bizet: Carmen: C'est toi ! - C'est moi ! BUY from Carmen
11:00pm
11:03pm
di Capua: O sole mio - BUY from Three Legendary Tenors in Opera & Song; composed by di Capua
11:09pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Act 2 excerpts BUY ; Riccardo Muti, conductor
11:42pm
Rossini: Largo al factotum BUY from A Night At The Opera; composed by Rossini
11:47pm
Puccini: Chella mi creda BUY from A Night At The Opera; composed by Puccini
11:52pm
Verdi: Di Quella Pira BUY from A Night At The Opera; composed by Verdi
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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