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Tosca

Author: Victorien SardouLuigi IllicaGiuseppe GiacosaHildegard BehrensPlácido DomingoAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Bel Canto Paramount Home Video, 1985.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : Beta : VHS tape   Visual material : ItalianView all editions and formats
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In this opera by Puccini, the cruel and lustful police chief uses the jealousy of the famed singer Tosca to make her betray her lover who has hidden an escaped political prisoner. To save her lover, Tosca agrees to give herself to the police chief but learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Victorien Sardou; Luigi Illica; Giuseppe Giacosa; Hildegard Behrens; Plácido Domingo; Cornell MacNeil; Italo Tajo; Giuseppe Sinopoli; Franco Zeffirelli; Kirk Browning; Giacomo Puccini; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Bel Canto Paramount Home Video.
OCLC Number: 27159567
Notes: Sung in Italian; English subtitles.
Libretto by Victorien Sardou, Luigi Illica, and Giuseppe Giacosa.
At head of title: The Metropolitan Opera.
Includes Special Program: Tosca, Zeffirelli and Rome, produced by Michael Bronson and directed by Carl Colby.
Hi-fi stereo.
Beta.
Bel Canto Paramount Home Video: 2370.
Credits: Production, Franco Zeffirelli ; costume designer, Peter J. Hall ; lighting designer, Gil Wechsler.
Performer(s): Hildegard Behrens (Tosca) ; Plácido Domingo (Cavaradossi) ; Cornell MacNeil (Scarpia) ; Italo Tajo (Sacristan) ; other soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor.
Event notes: Taped live Mar. 27, 1985 at the Metropolitan Opera.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Tosca, Zeffirelli & Rome
Tosca, Zeffirelli and Rome

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In this opera by Puccini, the cruel and lustful police chief uses the jealousy of the famed singer Tosca to make her betray her lover who has hidden an escaped political prisoner. To save her lover, Tosca agrees to give herself to the police chief but learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed.

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