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Tosca : opera in three acts

Author: Giacomo PucciniVictorien SardouLuigi IllicaGiuseppe GiacosaHildegard BehrensAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Bel Canto Paramount Home Video, 1985.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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An opera in three acts about an escaped political prisoner, a prima donna, and the chief of the secret police.
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Genre/Form: Video
Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Puccini; Victorien Sardou; Luigi Illica; Giuseppe Giacosa; Hildegard Behrens; Plácido Domingo; Cornell MacNeil; Italo Tajo; Giuseppe Sinopoli; Franco Zeffirelli; Richard Vernon; James Courtney; Anthony Laciura; Russell Christopher; Melissa Fogarty; Samuel J Paul; Kirk Browning; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Bel Canto Paramount Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 23531242
Language Note: Sung in Italian; English subtitles.
Notes: Title from accompanying booklet.
At head of title: The Metropolitan Opera.
Based on the play of the same title by Victorien Sardou.
"This television production of Tosca was made possible by a major grant from the Texaco Philanthropic Foundation Inc. Additional funding was provided by Pioneer Electronics Corporation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation."
Includes Special Program: Tosca, Zeffirelli and Rome.
Program notes by David Hamilton and synopsis (10 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)--laid in container.
Credits: Video, William Steinberg ; Camera, Bill Akerlund ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Hildegard Behrens (Tosca); Plácido Domingo (Cavaradossi); Cornell MacNeil (Scarpia); Italo Tajo (Sacristan); James Courtney, Anthony Laciura, Russell Christopher, Melissa Fogarty, Richard Vernon; other soloists; Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor.
Event notes: Taped live Mar. 20 and 27, 1985 at the Metropolitan Opera.
Awards: "Emmy Award for outstanding classical program 1984-1985."
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; Hi-fi stereo.
Contents: Tosca : opera in three acts (127 min.) --
Tosca, Zeffirelli and Rome (ca. 22 min.).
Other Titles: Tosca, Zeffirelli and Rome.
Responsibility: [music by] Giacomo Puccini ; libretto by Victorien Sardou, Luigi Illica, and Giuseppe Giacosa ; producers Michael Bronson and Samuel J. Paul ; production by Franco Zeffirelli ; director, Kirk Browning.

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An opera in three acts about an escaped political prisoner, a prima donna, and the chief of the secret police.

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