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Tosca

Author: Giacomo PucciniVictorien SardouLuigi IllicaGiuseppe GiacosaHildegard BehrensAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, Distributed by Universal Music Distribution [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : ItalianView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giacomo Puccini; Victorien Sardou; Luigi Illica; Giuseppe Giacosa; Hildegard Behrens; Plácido Domingo; Cornell MacNeil; James Courtney; Italo Tajo; Anthony Laciura; Russell Christopher; Richard Vernon; Melissa Fogarty; Giuseppe Sinopoli; Kirk Browning; James Levine; David Stivender; Michael Bronson; Samuel J Paul; Franco Zeffirelli; Peter J Hall; Gil Wechsler; Jay David Saks; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.),
OCLC Number: 76954881
Language Note: Sung in Italian; subtitles in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian & Spanish.
Notes: Opera in 3 acts; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after Victorien Sardou's play.
Title from disc label.
Program notes by Richard Evidon, synopsis, and credits (12 pages : portraits) inserted in container.
Credits: Director, Kirk Browning ; music director, James Levine ; chorus master, David Stivender ; executive producer, Michael Bronson ; producer, Samuel J. Paul ; production and set design, Franco Zeffirelli ; costume design, Peter J. Hall ; lighting design, Gil Wechsler ; audio director, Jay David Saks.
Performer(s): Hildegard Behrens (Floria Tosca) ; Plácido Domingo (Mario Cavardossi) ; Cornell MacNeil (Il barone Scarpia) ; James Courtney (Cesare Angelotti) ; Italo Tajo (Il sagrestano) ; Anthony Laciura (Spoletta) ; Russell Christopher (Sciarrone) ; Richard Vernon (Un carceriere) ; Melissa Fogarty (Un pastore) ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor.
Event notes: Videorecording of performances taped March 20 and 27, 1985 at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Description: 1 DVD (159 min.)
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; aspect ratio 4:3, full screen; stereo., DTS 5.1; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: Giacomo Puccini.

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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.

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