Tosca is a story of lust and crime, originally written for Sarah Bernhardt by the French playwright, Victorien Sardou. Puccini's genius lay in his remarkable ability to transform such a tale into an opera of the highest drama and passion.
Tosca was central to Puccini's career and revealed a new refinement and fluency in his work. Through Tosca, a drama of idealistic young love, Puccini was bidding farewell to young manhood, with melodic style and rousing passion.
This production of one of Puccini's best loved works from the magnificent Roman amphitheater in Verona features the outstanding performances of Eva Marton in the title role, with Ingvar Wixell as a superbly wicked Scarpia and Giacomo Aragall as the ill-fated Cavaradossi.
"Tosca triumphs at the Arena" - La Repubblica
"Bussotti's Tosca - a blockbuster" -La Stampa
"The whole Arena trembles before them" - La Nazione
Eva Marton Giacomo Aragall Ingvar Wixell Alfredo Giacomotti Graziano Polidori Mario Ferrara Giuseppe Zecchillo Gianni Brunelli Mario Bonizzato
Composer: Giacomo PucciniLibretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena Di Verona Conductor: Daniel Oren
Producer: Sylvano Bussotti
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