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At The Opera, Puccini: Tosca (Cetra 1956) July 7, 2018

  

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:

Cavaradossi – Ferruccio Tagliavini

Tosca – Gigliola Frazzoni

Scarpia – Gian Giacomo Guelfi

 

RAI Orchestra and Chorus

Arturo Basile – Conductor

CETRA 1956

 

 

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
8:12 p.m.
Puccini: Tosca BUY RAI; Arturo Basile, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:56 p.m.
Meyerbeer: Mi Batte Il Cor...O Paradiso - Orchestra BUY from The Very Best of Jussi Björling; composed by Meyerbeer
10:59 p.m.
Gounod: Salut! Demeure Chaste Et Pure - Faust BUY from The Very Best of Jussi Björling; composed by Gounod
11:00 p.m.
11:04 p.m.
Gounod: Ah! Leve - Toi, Soleil - Royal Orchestra BUY from The Very Best of Jussi Björling; composed by Gounod
11:07 p.m.
Bizet: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee - Carmen BUY from The Very Best of Jussi Björling; composed by Bizet
11:11 p.m.
Giordano: Caro Mio Ben - Luciano Pavarotti BUY from The #1 Tenor Album; composed by Giordano
11:14 p.m.
Verdi: Luisa Miller: Quando Le Sere Al Placido - Carlo Bergonzi BUY from The #1 Tenor Album; composed by Verdi
11:18 p.m.
Massenet: Werther: Pourquoi Me Reveiller - Giuseppe Di Stefano BUY from The #1 Tenor Album; composed by Massenet
11:21 p.m.
various BUY from The #1 Tenor Album
11:25 p.m.
various BUY from The #1 Tenor Album
11:28 p.m.
Tosti: Senza nisciuno BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Mario Lanza
11:31 p.m.
Gastaldon: Musica proibita, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5 BUY RCA
11:34 p.m.
Peccia: Lolita, serenata spagnola for voice & orchestra BUY RCA


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