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Tosca (2 CD) - Met Historic Radio Broadcast

Item# 1000006528

Tosca (2 CD)

This complete live recording is taken from the Met's historic Saturday afternoon radio performances and is newly remastered from the original April 7, 1962, broadcast. This brand new multi-disc set represents its first official release on CD.

The New York Times says, "Ms. Price is a magnificent Tosca, singing with vibrant, throbbing intensity when it is called for, and spinning Tosca's coyly romantic phrases in Act I with sensual lyricism and grace."

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: 1/25/11
Conductor: Kurt Adler

Leontyne Price
Franco Corelli
Cornell MacNeil

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Sony Masterworks

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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