CONTACT US(212) 501-3482

SUMMER SALE - UP TO 50% Off Select DVDs, Select CDs, and More Sale Items

Home / For the Home / Prints, Posters & Wall Art / Tosca Poster by Metlicovitz (Item# 1000009472 )




Tosca Poster by Metlicovitz

Item# 1000009472


Tosca Poster by Metlicovitz

Designed by Leopoldo Metlicovitz, this poster was created for the world premiere of Puccini’s Tosca in 1900. The image reflects the art-nouveau style of the era, with the artist’s initials visible in the lower right-hand corner.

  • Dimensions: 19.75” L x 27.5” W
  • Shipped in heavy duty tube


 

Tosca
Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead roles. But these same aspects have made Tosca one of a handful of iconic works that seem to represent opera in the public imagination.
Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900.

Composer
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Setting
No opera is more tied to its setting than Tosca, which takes place in Rome on the morning of June 17, 1800, through dawn the following day. The specified settings for each of the three acts—the Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, Palazzo Farnese, and Castel Sant’Angelo—are familiar monuments in the city and can still be visited today.

 

You might also like......