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Tosca (2 CD) - The Royal Opera

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Tosca (2 CD)
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: 2001
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Angela Gheorghiu
Roberto Alagna
Ruggero Raimondi

Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Ensemble: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Label: EMI Classics

Tosca premiered in 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. It is one of the world’s most frequently performed operas and is known as much for its gripping drama as for its appealing score. The setting is Rome, where Tosca, a beautiful and famous singer, battles to save her lover Mario from the sadistic police chief Scarpia. The role of Tosca has been long considered a proving ground for great operatic actresses.

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