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Saturday, July 16, 2016 Permalink

At The Opera, Puccini: Tosca, July 16, 2016

  

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.

Cast:

Floria Tosca – Maria Callas

Mario Cavaradossi – Giuseppe Di Stefano

Scarpia – Tito Gobbi

La Scala Opera Orchesta and Chorus

Victor de Sabata – conductor

EMI – recorded in 1953

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13pm
Puccini: TOSCA BUY La Scala; De Sabata, conductor
10:00pm
10:46pm
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Wagner
London/Decca 4758366
10:52pm
Wagner: Tannhauser, O du, mein holder Abendstern (O Star of Eve) BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Wagner
London/Decca 4758366
10:58pm
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Che puro ciel! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Gluck
London/Decca 4758366
11:00pm
11:03pm
Mozart: Don Giovanni, La ci darem la mano BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mozart
London/Decca 4758366
11:06pm
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Ah si ben mio BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:09pm
Verdi: Aida, opera: Ritorna vincitor! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:17pm
Bizet: Carmen: Flower Song: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bizet
London/Decca 4758366
11:21pm
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:24pm
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Saint-Saens
London/Decca 4758366
11:33pm
Charles Gounod: Faust: Serenade: Vous qui faites l'endormie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Charles Gounod
London/Decca 4758366
11:36pm
Verdi: Don Carlo, opera: O don fatale BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:41pm
Puccini: Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:44pm
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: La dolcissima effigie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Cilea
London/Decca 4758366
11:46pm
Bizet: Carmen, opera: Toreador Song: Vivat! Vivat le torero!... Votre toast BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bizet
London/Decca 4758366

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