This ‘live’ version of Puccini’s superbly dramatic opera was recorded in Rome in the exact locations and at the precise times of day as Puccini had written into his score.
The action opens in Rome’s beautiful 16th-century church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, where Cavaradossi (Plácido Domingo) is innocently painting, moves to the Farnese Palace where Tosca (Catherine Malfitano) dramatically stabs the lustful Scarpia (Ruggero Raimondi), and finally to the battlements of the Castle Sant’Angelo at dawn the following day where Cavaradossi is cruelly killed, and Tosca takes her own life.
Region: 1 (US andRead more Canada)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Picture: 4.3 Full Screen
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian Read less
Works on This Recording
Toscaby Giacomo Puccini Performer:
Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Catherine Malfitano (Soprano),
Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,
Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Romantic Written: 1900; Italy Venue: Rome Language: Italian
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Bravissimo!September 26, 2014By Antoinette L. (Murrells Inlet, SC)See All My Reviews"The filming of Tosca in the actual locations adds a quality to the staging which cannot be duplicated on stage! The effect is truly amazing and, to me, greatly adds to the atmosphere and passion of this glorious opera. Domingo, Malfitano and Raimondi are showcased at their utmost greatest. Truly a must for a truly moving and passionate experience."Report Abuse