The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's Tosca: The by Luigi Illica,Giuseppe Giacosa PDF

By Luigi Illica,Giuseppe Giacosa

ISBN-10: 1574674439

ISBN-13: 9781574674439

(Amadeus). An idealistic artist, a celebrated opera singer, and a corrupt police leader interact in a fierce conflict of wills during this tempestuous story of ardour, intrigue, cruelty, and deception. Puccini's nice melodrama will be set in 1800, amid the Napoleonic wars, however the conflicts among love and loyalty, the nation and the person, and hypocrisy and precept are whatever yet dated. Floria Tosca, the attractive, glamorous singer who has all of Rome at her toes, is likely one of the iconic soprano roles within the Italian repertoire. She's stuck among males: her lover, the good-looking painter Cavaradossi, who defies the legislations to conceal a insurgent pal; and the villainous Baron Scarpia, Rome's omnipotent leader of police, who will cease at not anything to weigh down the rebels and triumph over Tosca for himself. This gripping tale of torture, tried rape, homicide, suicide, and basic mayhem is as exciting and dramatic as whatever obvious at the operatic stage.

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