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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

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13 p.m.
Puccini: TOSCA BUY La Scala; De Sabata, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:46 p.m.
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries BUY NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor
London/Decca 4758366
10:52 p.m.
Wagner: Tannhauser, O du, mein holder Abendstern (O Star of Eve) BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Wagner
London/Decca 4758366
10:58 p.m.
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
11:00 p.m.
11:03 p.m.
Mozart: Don Giovanni, La ci darem la mano BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mozart
London/Decca 4758366
11:06 p.m.
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Ah si ben mio BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:09 p.m.
Verdi: Aida, opera: Ritorna vincitor! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:17 p.m.
Bizet: Carmen: Flower Song: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bizet
London/Decca 4758366
11:21 p.m.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:24 p.m.
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
11:33 p.m.
Charles Gounod: Faust: Serenade: Vous qui faites l'endormie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Charles Gounod
London/Decca 4758366
11:36 p.m.
Verdi: Don Carlo, opera: O don fatale BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:41 p.m.
Puccini: Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:44 p.m.
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: La dolcissima effigie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Cilea
London/Decca 4758366
11:46 p.m.
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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