ã Read Æ Tosca in Full Score by Giacomo Puccini ã .
The Black Dog Opera Library Is The Most Popular, Informative, And Budget Friendly Way To Enjoy The Greatest Operas Of All Time Each Book Contains A History Of The Opera, A Synopsis Of The Story, A Complete Libretto In Its original Language As Well As In English, Dozens Of Photos, And A World Class Angel EMI Recording Of The Entire Opera On Two CDs It S A Must Have For Die Hard Opera Lovers As Well As Those In Need Of An Introduction To The Timeless Art Form Tosca is my favourite opera It is the perfect combination of lyricism and drama in music though, like most Puccini, is easily dismissed For me, it depends upon the person singing it, but there is no denying the utter genius bestowed in Tosca.
Loved the 2000 production with Ricardo Muti conducting so than others I found online I think the translation there is a bit emotive, a bit closer to home than most others The Dali esque set designs and superb staging compliment the orchestra well, too This is an opera not only with atmosphere, but one that easily translates into the modern day It s also of a forgiving length at least to the bladder and it s sung through, like Wagner My favorite opera, to date.
A talented young person in the performing arts victimized by a person who abuses a position of power to satisfy a passing lust Sounds familiar to MeToo The play that Puccini based the libretto for Tosca upon was written specifically for Sarah Bernhardt, the illegitimate daughter of a courtesan It would seem that she crossed paths with many Scarpias in her life I read the libretto in preparation to viewing the 2018 MetHD performance, which was excellent Seeing it once made me want to see it many times I always feel fortunate when my first exposure to a piece is classically staged Creative directors sometimes forget that there is a new audience born every day.
A great opera Smart mixof music and drama Everything flows smoothly.
Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa s libretto for the tragic opera is amazing full of love, murder, and suspense Exactly what you wouldn t expect from three hours at the opera D It s great
1 star, for the opera itself I love this series, but I have discovered that Tosca is not my favorite opera.