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A Documentary film by Daniel Schmid.
Sara Scuderi, Della Benning, Irma Colasanti, Giuseppina Sani, Giulia Scaramelli, Ida Bida, Giovanni Erminio Puligheddu, Leonida Bellon, Salvatore Locapo.
Cult favorite documentary film TOSCA’S KISS available on DVD for the first time; touching and often hilarious this DVD is a must for all opera fans.
Meet the inhabitants of the “Casa di Riposa” in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giussepi Verdi in 1896. In his documentary film Tosca’s Kiss Swiss director Daniel Schmid has captured a world in which these wonderful singers (many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage) re-live and re-enact their
triumphant roles of the glorious past.
Tosca’s Kiss is a touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire. New to the DVD format this film has developed an underground cult following over the years and is a favorite among opera and music lovers worldwide.
The DVD includes artist biographies, interview material, and special audio bonus featuring tracks of the film’s lead character, soprano Sara Scuderi, who recorded some opera treasures for HMV in the late 1940s. The film is in Italian with subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish. Running time is approximately 87 minutes.
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