RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 76954881 LA Sung in Italian; subtitles in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian & Spanish. T1 Tosca A1 Puccini, Giacomo,, Sardou, Victorien,, Illica, Luigi,, Giacosa, Giuseppe,, Behrens, Hildegard,, Domingo, Plácido,, MacNeil, Cornell,, Courtney, James,, Tajo, Italo,, Laciura, Anthony,, Christopher, Russell,, Vernon, Richard,, Fogarty, Melissa,, Sinopoli, Giuseppe,, Browning, Kirk,, Levine, James,, Stivender, David,, Bronson, Michael,, Paul, Samuel J., Zeffirelli, Franco,, Hall, Peter J.,, Wechsler, Gil,, Saks, Jay David,, Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.),, YR 2006 AB The story begins with Napoleon Bonaparte, political enemy of Scarpia advancing upon Rome. Cavaradossi a painter and Angelotti an escaped prisoner are political allies and see Napoleon as a hero. Angelotti has taken refuge in a chapel of a church in Rome in which Cavaradossi is painting a portrait of the Madonna. Cavaradossi has as his lover a famous singer Floria Tosca who attempts to enter the church and finds the door locked. She becomes jealous and demands to know why the door is locked. Angelotti and Cavaradossi engineer an escape plan for Angelotti. Various twists and turns develop involving these major players.